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LDS Living - Travel Church Sites in the Blink of an Eye? No Problem, Say BYU Professors

Sacred Grove, Early Spring
by John P. Starrs

At 2 o’clock, you’re in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. At 2:01, you’re in Manchester, New York, in the Sacred Grove. A group of Brigham Young University professors have created a way for it to happen, and we’re not talking teleportation.


“Hallowed Ground, Sacred Tours” is a collection of text, photos, videos and virtual reality tours posted on an interactive website, virtualtours.byu.edu, that allow anyone with a computer and Internet access to visit dozens of Church history sites without ever boarding a plane, train or bus.


The idea for the project was conceived in 2001. Since then, the BYU religious education professors behind the work have been in front of the camera, taping footage of Church history sites in places like Utah, New York and Pennsylvania.


“We would like to go to Kirtland, Missouri, Nauvoo and just keep going as long as we have donors that will support it,” said John Livingstone, BYU associate professor and executive producer of the project. “All of it has been done with help of the donors, so it’s all non-profit. … Any money we do make just goes back into the BYU project.”


The footage and other material was first compiled into a book and accompanying DVD called “Salt Lake City, Ensign to the Nations.” Now all the content from the book and DVD, plus much more, is available for free on the website.



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Brigham Young University Religious Education presents
Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys
Featuring BYU Religious Educators teaching about sites significant in
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
For more information, or to visit our interactive web site with dozens of additional sites to explore,
please visit VirtualTours.BYU.edu
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"I have been sharing this information with friends around the world and the response is outstanding. These tours contain information that we could never access on our own and can be shared and treasured forever."
Frank M. McCord
National Chair
BYU Friends of Religious Ed.
Everett, Washington


Brigham Young University Religious Education presents

Hallowed Ground

Sacred Journeys

featuring BYU Religious Educators teaching about sites significant to
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