Bars from Liberty Jail
The miserable dungeon of Liberty jail housed Joseph Smith, his brother Hyrum, Sidney Rigdon, and several other Latter-day Saint leaders for four months in 1838. It was while in this confined space that the familiar plea in Doctrine and Covenants section 121 was penned: "O God, where art thou? And where is the pavilion that covereth thy hiding place?"
God's answer, given in that small room, still brings comfort to members today: "My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes."
Find these bars in the Liberty Jail section of the museum, next to a replica of the low-ceilinged room Joseph and the other brethren were imprisoned in.