Couple married longest ago in S.L. Temple sought to help open exhibit

The living couple married in the Salt Lake Temple the longest ago will be invited to help open a new exhibit celebrating the temple's centennial.

A special ribbon cutting will precede the March 27 opening of a fascinating new exhibit at the LDS Museum of Church History and Art, according to Glen M. Leonard, museum director.The museum is asking qualifying couples or their children to call the museum at (801) 240-2299 with their names, address, phone number and the date of their marriage in the Salt Lake Temple. From the information received, the museum will invite a couple to participate in the opening ceremony along with other special guests.

The new exhibit, "The Mountain of the Lord's House: Construction of the Salt Lake Temple, 1853-1893," will feature rare collection of original architectural drawings, documentary photographs, temple artifacts, and art work, according to Robert Davis, exhibit curator.

The exhibit is part of the LDS Church's centennial celebration of the completion of the Salt Lake Temple, and will be open to the public free of charge for nearly a year. The museum is open daily at 45 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.

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