History of the Church

Celebrating 100 Years of the Hawaii Temple Dedication
November 27, 2019
History of the Church
Celebrating 100 Years since the Hawaii Temple Dedication
Author BYU Studies Staff

Heber J. Grant dedicated the Laie Hawaii Temple 100 years ago on November 27, 1919. This temple was the first temple built outside the contiguous United States and is the oldest temple to still be in operation outside the state of Utah. At the time, there were 4 other temples in existence. Hyrum Pope and Harold Burton, who worked on the Alberta Temple, were also involved in this project. They worked with artists J. Leo Fairbanks and Avard Fairbanks, and others, to create the artwork that is displayed inside and outside the temple, as well as the landscaping and water features on the grounds.