Lucy Mack Smith’s Gold Bead

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Church History Museum

Museum Treasures

Heidi Bennett – 20 January 2016

This tiny gold bead is easy to overlook among all the larger artifacts in the museum, but it carries a story that gives us important insight into the faith and character of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s parents.

In 1830, Joseph Smith Jr. published the Book of Mormon and formally organized the Church in Fayette, New York. Many people, however, were not pleased with these events. Continue reading