The Changing Message Of Kirtland Temple Tours 1830-2011

This paper will look at how the tour message delivered at the Kirtland Temple has changed over the past 175 years. Detailing the early tours led by Joseph Smith Sr. and Warren Parrish as well as the Kirtland Temple guides of today, the presentation will show how often the message shared at the Kirtland Temple reflected the larger mission and vision of the various denominations that owned the historic “House of the Lord.” The presentation will include historic and contemporary images of the Kirtland Temple and its guides.

Barbara Walden