On April 6, 1830, in a small log home belonging to Peter Whitmer Sr., the Prophet
Joseph Smith Jr. and five other men formally organized The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. The first and second general conferences of the Church were
also held here. It was in this home that Joseph Smith Jr. and Oliver Cowdery completed
the translation of the Book of Mormon.
In the nearby woods an angel showed the gold plates to Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris
and David Whitmer, in the company of the Prophet Joseph Smith. These were the same
plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated.
The Log Home was reconstructed in 1980 and is an example of the type of log homes
built when the Whitmers moved to Fayette, New York between 1807 and 1809. The Log
Home is furnished with household artifacts of that same period.