Cornerstone of Zion
What is the Cornerstone of Zion? Nauvoo, Illinois is a key historical site for the Restoration movement, because it was at this place where the Church, originally formed by Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830, grew to be its largest during his life time. It was here where he was killed as a martyr in 1844, along with his brother Hyrum. Today many people visit Nauvoo to learn of the history, and to see many restored buildings from those days of the Church.
The Restoration Branch Saints have created a visitor center, Cornerstone of Zion, that looks not only to the past, but more to the future; even to Zion, the city of God, of which Joseph Smith, Jr. first brought forth such a vision for this continent. It is a cornerstone in that the center of Zion will be Independence, Missouri and, more importantly, it is a cornerstone because it promotes Jesus Christ and His gospel, the cornerstone of all things.