1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

MORMON CHURCH

A striking pavilion, dominated by an artificial cloud and set amid ever-blooming gardens, contains twin exhibition halls that provide movies and dioramas telling the story of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Several imposing works of religious art are on display.
 * Admission: free.
Highlights
THE PAVILION. A white cloud, visible for a great distance, hovers around three towers - replicas of the east towers of Salt Lake City's famed Mormon Temple. It is illuminated by colored lights at sunset. A gilded statue of the angel Moroni is placed atop the center spire. A reflecting pool stands in front of the building.
THE GARDENS. Mormons from all over the world have contributed flowers and shrubs to provide five complete changes of blooming plants from spring to fall. Small circular pools, with water running over pebbles, are shaded by willows and tall poplars. There are benches on which fairgoers may rest.
THE MOVIES. Two 135-seat theaters operate alternately with a 15-minute film on Mormon history.
THE ART. A nine-ton replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen's famous statue, The Christus, stands in one wing. Two 110-foot murals tell the story of Christ and of The Latter-day Saints. In addition, other works of art are located about the pavilion.

MORMON CHURCH

A film, dioramas and art works depict the Church's efforts to help man achieve happiness through harmony with God's law.

Three towers -- three-quarter-sized replicas of the east end of the famous Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City -- are surmounted by a golden statue of the Angel Moroni. The pavilion, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is illuminated each night.

THE GARDENS. Mormons from many countries send flowers and shrubs to permit frequent changes in floral displays.

THE FILM. Two theaters alternately present a movie describing Mormon beliefs.

THE ART. A replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen's famous statue The Christus stands in one wing. There are also life-sized statues of Adam and Eve, as well as dioramas and paintings on religious themes.

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Admission: free.

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