Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Window on the Joseph Smith Farm

Outside of Palmyra, New York, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has preserved and somewhat recreated the original Smith Family Farm. Much of the early history of the Church took place on and around this farm. The farm site is the location of what is known as the Sacred Grove, where God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ first appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith. This window is in the Smith Frame Home where Joseph Smith, Sr. moved his family in 1825. Quoting from the Church website:
The Smiths’ frame home still stands on its original foundation. A restoration project in 1998 returned the home to its 1820s appearance—at the time, it was discovered that 85 percent of the building materials had survived from Joseph Smith’s time to ours.

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