When was the Winter Quarters Temple dedication?

President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple, presiding at four dedicatory sessions, on April 22. The 104th operating temple in the Church, it is unique in a number of respects, the most obvious being that it is immediately adjacent to a burial ground.

What is temple dedication?

Whenever The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructs a new building, there is a dedication ceremony held when the building is finished. The purpose of this ceremony is to set aside the building for the work of God.

Where is winter quarters located?

North Omaha
Winter Quarters encompassed the area of North Omaha near State and 33rd Streets. Historic sites include the Mormon Pioneer Memorial Bridge, Florence Mill, Florence Park, Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Cutler’s Park, and the first Mormon pioneer camp after leaving Winter Quarters.

When was Winter Quarters Temple built?

2001Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple / Opened

Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1995 to 2008, dedicated the Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple 22 April 2001. The temple serves Latter-day Saints in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas.

How big is the Winter Quarters Temple?

Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple
Site 1.92 acres (0.8 hectares)
Floor area 16,000 sq ft (1,500 m2)
Height 86 ft (26 m)
Preceded by Montevideo Uruguay Temple

How many LDS temples are in Utah?

As of October 2020, Utah has 17 operating temples, with another 11 that have been announced or under construction.

Why is it important to dedicate a temple?

Having temples on the earth is a witness of God’s love for us. Everything in the temple testifies that God is our Father and that Jesus Christ is His Son and the Savior of the world. (Isaiah 2:3). For members of the Church, a temple is the most sacred place of worship on the earth.

How many pioneers died in Winter Quarters?

600 died
Of the recorded 1,910 people who died on the Mormon trail, around 600 died at Winter Quarters between the years 1846-88. The account from those who survived the harsh winter at Winter Quarter shows the grim reality of it all.

Can you hike the Mormon Trail?

The Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail is not a clearly marked nor continuous hiking trail. Instead it is a corridor that passes through different states and land ownership. Visitors can follow segments of the original trail on public lands and approximate other sections by following the trail’s Auto Tour Route.

What phase is the Winter Quarters Temple in?

Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple — In Phase 3, as of June 7, 2021. Started Phase 1 May 18, 2020; Phase 2 July 27, 2020; and Phase 2-B April 26, 2021.

Is the Winter Quarters Temple open?

The Mormon Trail Center is now open to the public daily from 11am-5pm. The Museum depicts the 1846 to 1860 migration of 90,000 pioneers to the Rocky Mountains. Displays include a full-size log cabin, covered wagon, oxen, and handcart.