Nauvoo Illinois Temple
Recent News Articles
- June 28, 2019 – Nauvoo Temple Struck By Lightning - Moroni Statue Damaged
- December 15, 2018 – Nauvoo, Ill.: Friendly town tells the story of its Mormon past
Nauvoo Illinois Temple Struck by Lightning
On Friday afternoon, June 28, a severe thunderstorm passing through western Illinois sent lightning toward the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, striking the statue of the angel Moroni and blackening its face and upper torso. The reverberating boom stunned temple patrons, tourists, and Nauvoo residents. Temple lightning strikes are not uncommon, and the steeples of temples are equipped with grounding devices to minimize damage.
Nauvoo Pageant: A Tribute to Joseph Smith
Through the end of July, performances of the Nauvoo Pageant will be held just 2 blocks west of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple every Tuesday through Saturday evening. The pageant is a glimpse of the sacrifice and faith of those special settlers who came to Nauvoo and built a city from a swamp.
Nauvoo Pageant Performances Begin Tonight
Celebrating the legacy of the early Latter-day Saints whose faith brought them to a bend in the Mississippi River, the Nauvoo Pageant is a free musical production open to anyone who wishes to taste of the joy and sorrows of the Nauvoo Saints. Performances run Tuesday–Saturday until August 1.