Kirtland Temple
A National Historic Landmark

Kirtland Temple History

1960-Present: A National Historic Landmark

 

Service in the Lower Court
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As preservation efforts continued throughout the 1960 -70’s the Kirtland Temple received a new look with a fresh coat of white paint on the exterior walls. A few years later, the "House of the Lord" received the recognition of a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The temple shares the honorary title with one other historic site in Lake County, the James A. Garfield home in Mentor, Ohio, and less than 3,000 sites throughout the United States. Considered an exciting piece of Western Reserve history, the Kirtland Temple is visited by 40-45,000 visitors from all over the world each year. The building is also used at various times for special services and classes. The Lower Court of the Kirtland Temple hosts a community Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter service each year.
 

Service with Steve Veazy, President, Community of Christ
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Service in the Temple
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Service in the Temple
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Service in the Temple
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Touring the Temple
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Touring the Theatre in the Visitor's Center
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Touring the Grounds with an Actor
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Touring the Temple Grounds
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Kirtland Temple Mission Statement:
Engaging visitors in the legacy of the Kirtland Temple, embracing the sacred and secular significance of the historic site, and promoting religious tolerance and open dialogue among all people.


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