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LDS Church announces open house, dedication dates for 2 temples

The Star Valley Wyoming Temple (left) will be dedicated on Oct. 30. The Hartford Connecticut Temple (right) will be dedicated on Nov. 20.
The Star Valley Wyoming Temple (left) will be dedicated on Oct. 30. The Hartford Connecticut Temple (right) will be dedicated on Nov. 20.
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On Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced open house and dedication dates for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple and the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

The announcement brings the number of temple dedications and rededications in 2016 to eight.

Star Valley Wyoming Temple

The open house for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8, excluding the evening of Sept. 24 and the days of Sept. 25 and Oct. 1–2.

A cultural celebration will be held Oct. 29. On Oct. 30, the temple will be dedicated in three sessions.

President Thomas S. Monson, president of the LDS Church, announced the Star Valley Wyoming Temple during October 2011 general conference.

Hartford Connecticut Temple

The open house for the Hartford Connecticut Temple will run from Sept. 30 through Oct. 22, excluding Oct. 1, 2, 9 and 16.

On Nov. 20, the Hartford Connecticut Temple will be dedicated in three sessions. A cultural celebration will be held Nov. 19.

President Thomas S. Monson, president of the LDS Church, announced plans to resume the construction of the Hartford Connecticut Temple during the October 2010 general conference. President Gordon B. Hinckley originally announced plans to build the temple in October 1992, but those plans were discontinued when land could not be found, according to a 2013 Deseret News article.

Two temples have already been dedicated or rededicated this year: the renovated Suva Fiji Temple (Feb. 21) and the Provo City Center Temple (March 20). The LDS Church has announced dedication dates for the Sapporo Japan Temple (Aug. 21), the renovated Freiberg Germany Temple (Sept. 4), the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple (Sept. 18) and the Fort Collins Colorado Temple (Oct. 16).

Read the full story on Mormon Newsroom.

Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com