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With the Hill Cumorah Pageant now in the past, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging in a long-term project to preserve the historic and sacred nature of the area. The Hill Cumorah in Manchester, New York, is where Joseph Smith received visitations from the angel Moroni and retrieved the gold plates that contained the record now known as the Book of Mormon.
These sacred events are central parts of what the Church calls the Restoration, an ongoing process of God revealing key truths to men and women on earth.
Church Historian and Recorder Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. said Friday, June 4, 2021, that the Church will rehabilitate the Hill Cumorah in three major ways:
- Remove pageant infrastructure and all other nonhistorical facilities
- Rehabilitate the landscape
- Upgrade the messaging of the hill’s historical and sacred significance
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