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President Monson opens two new exhibits

It was perhaps the highest concentration of Church leadership ever gathered in the Church History Museum since it opened in downtown Salt Lake City 26 years ago.

President Thomas S. Monson on Thursday cut ribbons to open two new exhibits, one showcasing the work of some of the church's outstanding artists, the other an eclectic display of quilts symbolizing the global reach and history of Latter-day Saints and their faith.

The two counselors in the First Presidency, President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf , were on hand for the invitation-only event with their wives, as were Elders Russell M. Nelson, M. Russell Ballard and Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelveand numerous other General Authorities and auxiliary officers of the Church, many with their spouses.

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