Books and artifacts added to the Provo City Center Temple time capsule in the cornerstone. Photo by A. LeGrand Richards.

Books and artifacts added to the Provo City Center Temple time capsule in the cornerstone. Photo by A. LeGrand Richards.

When the Provo City Center Temple cornerstone was sealed on 20 March 2016, two books copublished by the Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book were included among the artifacts in the time capsule: Provo’s Two Temples and Called to Teach: The Legacy of Karl G. Maeser. Two of the authors, BYU professors Richard O. Cowan and A. LeGrand (Buddy) Richards, served on the temple’s Historical Committee that carefully documented the early history of the Provo Tabernacle, the tragic fire that destroyed the tabernacle, and its miraculous transformation into the Church’s 150th operating temple.

 

Lee Cowan (left) took many photos for "Provo's Two Temples," by his father, Richard O. Cowan. Photo by A. LeGrand Richards.

Lee Cowan (left) took many photos for “Provo’s Two Temples,” by his father, Richard O. Cowan. Photo by A. LeGrand Richards.

Placing "Called to Teach" in the cornerstone time capsule. Photo by A. LeGrand Richards.

Placing “Called to Teach” in the cornerstone time capsule. Photo by A. LeGrand Richards.

To learn more about books copublished by the RSC and Deseret Book, visit here.

Called to TeachProvo's Two Temples