New York Visitors Center Dedicated

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“New York Visitors Center Dedicated,” Ensign, June 1975, 77

New York Visitors Center Dedicated

President Spencer W. Kimball dedicated the new complex of Church buildings, including a visitors center, on Lincoln Square in New York City May 25, and the center was open to the public beginning the following day.

The complex includes a stake center, facilities for three wards, a genealogical branch library, and offices of the New York New York City Mission, as well as the visitors center.

The new center features many innovative and interesting displays to explain principles and programs of the Church to nonmembers. It is divided into four basic segments, including a reception area where tours begin, an animated diorama featuring talking mannequins, a multimedia theater presentation, and a “learning center” where visitors may select films on various facets of the Church.

Newly called director of the center is James A. Wilson of Murray Hill, New Jersey, who recently retired from the overseas operations division of General Motors.

This diorama built for the New York visitors center portrays a family learning of the Book of Mormon at a special family evening on Hill Cumorah.