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Hartford Connecticut Temple Open House Reservations

Beginning this Thursday, September 1, at 12:00 noon EDT, free reservations will be made available for the public open house of the Hartford Connecticut Temple. The temple will be open to the public for three weeks from Friday, September 30, through Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Temples in the News  |  Archived

Recent News Stories

Building a Deep Foundation for the Temple in Durban
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Pile drivers, dump trucks, bulldozers, and excavators are among the heavy equipment seen at the Durban South Africa Temple site. Piles are being driven deep into the ground to create a sturdy foundation for the temple. The hillside site continues to be shaped into level terraces.

Community Open House Held for Winnipeg Temple
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Neighbors of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple were invited Thursday evening to a special community open house for the proposed building. Church representatives and the Canadian architect explained the temple's design and purpose. Construction is anticipated to begin next year.

Exterior Granite Finished for Hartford Temple
Friday, August 26, 2016
The final piece of granite—a decorative urn—has been set in place at the Hartford Connecticut Temple, as reported by the Hartford Mormon Temple Facebook page. At the entrance, a beautiful three-tiered bronze fountain has been installed.

Roofing the Cedar City Utah Temple Tower
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The first zinc shingles are being laid at the Cedar City Utah Temple, which will cover the building's handsome tower in a distinguished gray. "We are trying to build in such a way…that these houses of the Lord may stand and serve through the Millennium." —Gordon B. Hinckley

Earthquake Devastates Towns in Central Italy
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Just after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, devastating towns and killing hundreds. A Church news release states that all missionaries and members are alive and well. The earthquake was felt in Rome but did not damage the temple.

Fortaleza Temple Foundation
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
At the Fortaleza Brazil Temple site, footings have been poured and concrete forms have been set in preparation for pouring the foundation walls.

Freiberg Germany Temple Open House Ends Saturday
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Open house activities continue at the newly renovated Freiberg Germany Temple, which will be rededicated on September 4. No tickets are needed to tour the building. Those who cannot visit the temple before Saturday may take a virtual tour.

Sunset at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Monday, August 22, 2016
The stark beauty of the Cedar City Utah Temple was on display Saturday evening as the sun dropped below the horizon, turning the sky over this desert community a collage of soft blues and brilliant oranges.

151st Operating Temple Dedicated in Sapporo, Japan
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Japan's third temple, located on the island of Hokkaido, became the 151st operating temple of the Church today. President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve dedicated the Sapporo Japan Temple in three dedicatory sessions broadcast throughout the country.

Tower Base Rising in Concepción
Saturday, August 20, 2016
A new photograph of the front of the Concepción Chile Temple shows the first walls rising for the base of the tower. Exterior panels will go up soon.

Scaffolding Coming Down at Hartford Connecticut Temple
Friday, August 19, 2016
The beautifully detailed entrance façade of the Hartford Connecticut Temple is now visible as scaffolding was recently removed, leaving only the base of the steeple to be covered in stone. The public open house begins in just over a month from Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Reservations Available for the Star Valley Temple Open House
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The Star Valley Wyoming Temple will open to the public for two weeks starting Friday, September 23, and continuing through Saturday, October 8, 2016. Guests should make reservations to tour the building using the online reservation system. All are welcome including children.

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Opens to Public on Friday
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The public is invited to tour the Fort Collins Colorado Temple from Friday, August 19, through Saturday, September 10, 2016, except for Sundays. Make a free reservation online or by calling 1-855-537-2000. Take a virtual tour of the temple interior.

Frankfurt Germany Temple Renovation Update
Monday, August 15, 2016
Exterior stone has been removed from the Frankfurt Germany Temple as renovation progresses. Due to some issues encountered during construction, completion will be delayed. However, the new stake center on site is nearly finished.

Curbing Being Poured at Tucson Arizona Temple
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Outlines are visible for the parking lot islands at the Tucson Arizona Temple as concrete curbing is poured on land north of the temple. The landmark building is a stunning addition to Tucson's Catalina Foothills.

Stage Built for Sapporo Temple Cornerstone Ceremony
Friday, August 12, 2016
A temporary stage has been constructed at the southeast corner of the Sapporo Japan Temple where the cornerstone ceremony will be held on dedication day, scheduled for Sunday, August 21. Approximately 13,000 guests participated in the two-week public open house held in July.

Greening Up the Star Valley Temple Grounds
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
More sod is going down at the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, quickly turning the drab dirt into a gorgeous green. Landscape bollards have been installed along the walkways to provide nighttime lighting for pedestrians. Free open house tickets will be made available in just one week.

Freiberg Germany Temple Opens for Public Tours on Friday
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
With the completion of the renovation and expansion of the Freiberg Germany Temple, the public is invited to tour the interior of the building from Friday, August 12, through Saturday, August 27, 2016, except for the Sundays. No tickets are needed.

Evening Lightning Storm at Tucson Arizona Temple
Monday, August 8, 2016
Lightning was captured in a beautiful new photograph of the Tucson Arizona Temple during a recent summer storm. Currently, the building is being enclosed to allow interior work to advance. The grounds continue to take shape with more retaining walls.

Kinshasa Temple Foundation Visible
Sunday, August 7, 2016
The concrete foundation walls can be seen rising for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple. The temple will be the first in Central Africa.

Jordan River Temple Scaffolding
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Scaffolding has gone up over the windows of the Jordan River Utah Temple as renovation proceeds. Construction is expected to continue for another year or so.

Virtual Tour of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
Thursday, August 4, 2016
In just five days, the general public will be greeted at the new Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple during its month-long open house. For those who are unable to travel to Philly or who simply wish to preview the building, a lovely virtual tour has been created highlighting numerous interior and exterior features. The temple will close to the public after its dedication on September 18.

Scaffolding Net Hung Around Concepción Chile Temple
Thursday, August 4, 2016
As workers prepare to attach stone to the exterior of the Concepción Chile Temple, debris netting is being hung to enclose the exterior and provide a safety barrier for workers and passers-by. Work continues simultaneously on a housing building just south of the temple.

The Unique Design of the Sapporo Japan Temple
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Discover the numerous Japanese design elements incorporated in the Sapporo Japan Temple by watching a newly created video presentation about its architectural details. The temple is scheduled to be dedicated on Sunday, August 21.

Cedar City Utah Temple Monument Sign
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
The official name of the Church and of the temple have set in stone at the Cedar City Utah Temple where the monument sign has been set in place. Work continues on the grounds of the temple including the entrance plaza, which will feature a staircase and beautiful gardens.

Modified Schedule Announced for Draper Utah Temple During Maintenance and Repairs
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
From September 1 through November 15, the Draper Utah Temple will be opened on Fridays and Saturdays only (its busiest days) while maintenance work is carried out and condensation issues with the windows are repaired.

Grading Progress at Durban Temple Site
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Heavy equipment operators have carved out a level platform for the Durban South Africa Temple as rough grading continues at the construction site.

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—Richard H. Winkel

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