Liberty Hall – Lamoni, Iowa

libertyhalllamoni.jpgLiberty Hall – Lamoni, Iowa

Former home of Joseph Smith III, son on the Joseph Smith of the Latter Day Saint movement. He lived in this house from 1881 – 1905. This 10 bedroom, large parlor, library, sitting room, dining room and built in drawers in the closets was the home for the Smiths. It is now on the National Rgestier of Historic Places.

Visitors will experience a home without electricity, a fold-down tub and a "mother-in-law" bed similar to the one formerly belonging to the family. If you can play and have strong legs there is a pipe organ you can also play.

This museum from the Victorian era will give an introduction to the Latter Day Saint movement in Iowa.

After the departure of the Smith Family, Liberty Hall served as a home for the aged, a farmhouse, Civilian Conservation Corps headquarters, and a private residence. Now restored to its 1900 – 1905 Victorian style, the home reflects the culture of the large, middle class Smith family living in a small mid-western town, as well as the heritage of Community of Christ.

Built in 1881, this 18 room structure was home to the family of Joseph Smith III, first president of the Community of Christ Church and founder of Graceland University. Furnished with period furniture and a gallery of early photos. You may also walk through an old, country school.

 

After the departure of the Smith Family, Liberty Hall served as a home for the aged, a farmhouse, Civilian Conservation Corps headquarters, and a private residence. Now restored to its 1900 – 1905 Victorian style, the home reflects the culture of the large, middle class Smith family living in a small mid-western town, as well as the heritage of Community of Christ.

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