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Exhibit focuses on doing good turns
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SALT LAKE CITY – A holiday exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum will focus on the Christ-like act of doing service.

It also relates to the Boy Scout slogan to do a good turn daily.

“A Good Turn Christmas,” opens on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the museum, 45 N. West Temple, in Salt Lake City, and will remain open through Jan. 12, according to a museum press release.

Artwork and artifacts in the exhibit portray the birth of Jesus Christ, including several unique creche (nativity) sets from around the world.

One creche set was made by the Happy Factory. The Happy Factory’s founder, Charles Cooley, started this non-profit organization in Cedar City, as a way to deliver wooden toys to children in need.

 To date, over 1,140,000 Happy Factory toys have been given to more than 600 different organizations, groups, and people in 180 countries, according to the press release.

Another artifact on display that represents good turns is a walking cane.

 In the 1840s, Joseph Smith Jr. saw Joseph Knight Sr. hobbling down a street in Nauvoo.

 Smith approached his long-time friend and offered this cane to him, saying that Knight needed it more than he did. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Museum hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 801-240-4615.

 

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