All properties supported by the Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation are among closures announced Friday, March 13, by World Church officials.
Those properties include the Kirtland Temple Complex in Ohio; the Joseph Smith Historic Site in Nauvoo, Illinois; Liberty Hall in Lamoni, Iowa; the historic Plano Stone Church in Illinois; and Heritage Plaza in Independence, Missouri.
Closures are being done in an effort to protect people from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Closures will run until at least Monday, April 13, The situation continues to be monitored.
The coronavirus has forced another closing.
Officials announced Thursday, March 12, that the Kirtland Temple in Ohio would be closed for at least three weeks. The move will be done in coordination with local school closures.
The situation will be re-evaluated after the three weeks. The closing came just days after the Temple had re-opened for the spring season.
Except for fighting the crowds, everyone loves the idea of a summer trip. But if you’re itching to soak in a bit of church history, see an incredible site, and beat the crush of tourists, you don’t have to wait for summer.
The Kirtland Temple in Ohio has begun its spring hours, which will run through April. Guests may visit from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. On Sunday, the hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Exceptions will be on Good Friday and Easter, when the Temple will be closed.
The Temple, also known as the House of the Lord, is a National Historical Landmark. It still is used for worship, education, and leadership.
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