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Family Vacation: Palmyra and Lake Erie

Smith Cabin

Smith Cabin

We started our day in Palmyra by visiting the Smith Family Farm. We saw the log cabin were the Smith family was living when Joseph Smith first saw the angel Moroni. Then we went to the frame home where the gold plates had been hidden many times. Finally we spent time in the Sacred Grove where Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son. It was a wonderful experience to have with the family.

Entering the Sacred Grove

Entering the Sacred Grove

Fireplace Where Plates Were Hidden

Fireplace Where Plates Were Hidden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After spending time exploring the Smith Family Farm we headed into the village of Palmyra and visited the Book of Mormon publishing site. The kids loved seeing how the printing process worked and pressing papers and folding papers themselves.

Pressing Seams

Pressing Seams

Folding Pages

Folding Pages

 

 

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Another Testament of Jesus Christ

We then tasted some yummy food and then headed to the Hill Cumorah. While here we watched a short video that showed the history of Joseph Smith’s first vision and then of him receiving the plates. While watching, Landyn leaned over to Craig and said “Dad are you watching! This really happened, watch!” What a great testimony from a wonderful little guy. After going through the visitor center we walked up to the top of the Hill Cumorah.

Hill Cumorah

Hill Cumorah

Hill Cumorah

Hill Cumorah

Behold Your Little Ones

Behold Your Little Ones

Our next stop on our Church History Tour was the Peter Whitmer Farm where the church was organized. This was probably one of our favorite stops. The children truly enjoyed learning in the interactive visitor center and the spirit was very strong. We loved seeing all the places today where so many important events in our Church’s history occurred.

Peter Whitmer Farm

Peter Whitmer Farm

After finishing up all of our church history stops we headed north to Lake Erie. We found a beautiful park where we walked along the shoreline, skipped rocks, and swung towards the water. We also found out that the park was a terminus for the under ground railroad. They would cross Lake Erie into Canada to freedom.

 

 

 

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