The first Illumination took place in September 1831. It was a celebration of the harvest and the changing of the seasons. The Children of Peace would invite the entire community to celebrate with them. The Temple was lit by candle, the band and choir would perform, and the next day everyone was welcomed for a feast.
Today, we still use real beeswax candles on the main floor, and we still include music as part of the event. Join us the first Friday in September as we enjoy an evening that brings us back through time in an incredible setting.