The exhibit, at the Church History Library, 15 E. North Temple, will display documents, artifacts, information and photographs providing glimpses into the lives and work of each president of the church, according to a church press release.
Open house hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
Items will be displayed from each church president, including treasures from their young lives leading up to their presidency of the church.
Among items on display are some considered to be of great historic value, that aren’t usually displayed to the public, One highlight will be a facsimile of the printing plates from the Book of Abraham.
Another rare item will be a photograph of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1866. Pictured in the photograph are President Brigham Young and four future church presidents — John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow and Joseph F. Smith.
Another exhibit item is Joseph F. Smith’s ministerial license from his mission to Hawaii. In June of 1856, the lodging of Joseph F. Smith and his companion caught fire. Almost everything they owned was destroyed including clothing, family photographs, personal papers and journals. The license, however, was folded inside a Book of Mormon. Although charred around the edges, the main body of the text survived.