"Come, Let Us Rejoice," a new exhibit at the LDS Museum of Church History and Art, will open to the public Saturday, March 14, and continue through Feb. 22, 1993.
The exhibit, located at 45 N. West Temple, honors the sesquicentennial celebration of the 3 million-member Relief Society, organized March 17, 1842, in Nauvoo, Ill.Themes from the original Relief Society minutes are faith in Christ, nurturing, sisterhood, compassion, community service and cultivating individual gifts and talents. Eliza R. Snow, the society's first secretary, kept the original minutes and brought them with her across the plains to Utah in 1847.
Marjorie Conder, museum curator and head of the exhibit team, said the new exhibit focuses on stories and messages related to the most important Relief Society virtues.
"Many of these messages can have considerable emotional and historical impact when communicated with authentic artifacts and documents and are displayed in proper settings with appropriate art and photographs," she said.
Days and hours for the museum are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.