It all began in the early 1920's when a small group of missionaries from New York City gathered
for the Cumorah Conference at the Joseph Smith Farm
to celebrate Pioneer Day, the day when Brigham Young first entered the Salt Lake
Valley in 1847. In July of 1934, the conference was moved from the Farm to
the Hill Cumorah.
Today the Pageant, with its incredible staging, lighting, special effects and costuming
is still carefully designed to keep its message of Jesus Christ's love for us both
simple and pure. The opening processional of the entire costumed cast through
the audience is quite similar to the beginning of many of the great medieval pageants.