Kanesville Tabernacle
Kanesville Tabernacle
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2babybluz
Pagosa Springs, CO414 contributions
Couples
If you have questions about LDS history and ties to the Omaha area... you need to make a visit. Elder Hunsacker was great to explain and answer any question that we had. So very knowledgeable .... not only about the tabernacle, but LDS church questions. I highly recommend.
Written May 2, 2017
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Colin K
Panajachel, Guatemala30 contributions
When you enter the Visitors center you have the option of watching a very informative video which talks about the Mormon Battalion who had much more to do with Western US history than I had known previously. It is very interesting how they were some of the first who found gold and help pave the road (or cut the road) for all those who headed west for the Gold Rush. Interesting how they were headed back our East to meet up with their families instead of running after money. It would be great if we could focus more on running after our families instead of running after money today!

Give yourself about an hour total to watch the video (about 22 minutes) and take the tour of the Tabernacle building which is a remake of the original building. Wonderful information and very friendly tour guides! :)
Written August 2, 2015
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Utah Rich
Ivins, UT159 contributions
Family
Recreation of the Kanesville Tabernacle, originally constructed by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to hold a conference to reorganize the First Presidency 3 years after the marytrdom of Joseph Smith.
Written July 29, 2019
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Robert C
Redlands, CA2,576 contributions
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The Kanesville Tabernacle is a replica of a log meeting hall built by Mormon pioneers in December 1847 for the purpose of meeting and reorganizing the presidency of the LDS Church for the first time after the assassination of Joseph Smith. The presidency that was sustained consisted of Brigham Young and his counselors Heber Kimball and Willard Richards. Inside the replica building is a covered wagon and some interpretive exhibits.

It will be particularly relevant for Mormons, but of interest for others interested in the westward migration and local history.
Written July 1, 2015
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344nancyh
Champaign, Illinois, USA10 contributions
Family
If you like history and want to know more about the Mormon religion, this is the place to go. I am not Mormon, but I still found this really interesting. It outlines how the Mormons got to Salt Lake City and why. Great for history buffs.
Written December 29, 2017
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Go2theZoo
Layton, UT936 contributions
Family
In the spirit of full disclosure, we are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and visiting this site, as well as the LDS sites in Omaha were our primary reason for visiting the area. This is a very small visitors center with a small collection of artifacts. While the visitors center/museum at Winter Quarters in Omaha has a lot of artifacts and information, this site is primarily dedicated to the Mormon Battalion, as this is the town where they were organized, and the rebuilt Kanesville Tabernacle. We skipped the video because of time constraints, but enjoyed finding the names of our two ancestors on the wall who served in the Battalion. We went inside the replica Tabernacle to hear about the events that occurred there. The missionaries who told us the stories were very well informed and kind. There are nice bathroom facilities at this site as well.
Written September 12, 2017
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GmaJune
Bountiful, UT35 contributions
Couples
We visited the tabernacle and learned a lot, mostly about the Mormon Battalion. The 24 minute video is well worth the time, I had heard of the battalion but had no idea of the some of the details. The tabernacle was also very interesting.
Written September 3, 2017
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chuckpisgah
Persia32 contributions
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Kaynesville Tabernacle serves the LDS community and is an important memorial to the mormon migration. Kaynesville (now Council Bluffs) served as one of several encampments in the area.
Written February 5, 2017
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Amanda E
Denton, NE22 contributions
Friends
The video before the tour is about 20 minutes. The tour can take about 20 minutes as well. You don't have to view the video, but it is nice to see. Our group enjoyed this stop!
Written May 8, 2016
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Linda B
Council Bluffs73 contributions
Couples
Again - another free thing to go to here in Co. Bluffs. Nov./Dec. the tabernacle is filled with different holiday displays made of gum drops, gingerbread, candies, and the likes. It is free to go in and see them all.
Written December 15, 2015
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