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Winter Quarters Temple
On June 14, 1999, President Gordon B. Hinckley, the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) announced that the church would construct the Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple. The new temple was to be constructed on the hill overlooking the original Winter Quarters town site (now Florence, Nebraska). The temple was to be located immediately adjacent to the old Winter Quarters pioneer cemetery.

The ground breaking ceremony for the Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple occurred on November 28, 1999, just prior to the dawn of the new millennium. The construction was to be completed in 16 months in time for a proposed dedication date of April 22, 2001.

Because of the historic nature of the Winter Quarters temple and the site on which it was built, particular care was taken to ensure that the temple adequately reflected the historic setting. Stained glass windows depicting specific historical scenes were commissioned and the construction and finish work were of the highest quality.

As the temple construction drew to a close, the LDS church hosted an open house for residents and community leaders. In all, over 60,000 people came to participate in the open house. Then, on Sunday, April 22, 2001, President Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, formally dedicated the Winter Quarters Nebraska temple. In his dedicatory prayer he referenced the immense sacrifices that occurred over a century and a half before and the tremendous spiritual significance of the newly constructed temple.

The Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple, although smaller than many of its larger counterparts around the world occupies a place of spiritual and historical prominence in the eyes of the Latter-day Saint people. The Winter Quarters temple is the first temple to be constructed in Nebraska and is the 104th temple to be constructed by the LDS church. The dedication of the Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple was broadcast via satellite to hundreds of thousands of members throughout the US and Canada. The temple consists of approximately 16,000 square feet and sits on a 1.92 acre site. The temple has a celestial room, two ordinance rooms and two sealing rooms. The Winter Quarters Temple has a street address of 8283 North 34th Street, Omaha, Nebraska.