Carthage, Missouri: Precious Moments Park and Chapel Team Field Report

4321 S. Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO
I-44 exit 18. Drive north on US Hwy 71 for four miles. Exit west onto Fir Rd/Hwy HH, then south on Chapel Rd. Follow the signs.
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Precious Moments.

Precious Moments Park and Chapel
Sprawling, multi-million-dollar complex attracts collectors of the big-eyed angel statuettes, but all fanatics are welcome to a one-of-a-kind recreation of the Sistine Chapel painted with Precious Moments characters. Report... [08/18/2013]
Precious Moments Chapel
A stop on our Symphony of Speed Hypertour. It's a life-sized homage to the Sistine Chapel - The Precious Moments Chapel - decorated with cartoon murals and frescoes interpreting the Bible using Precious Moments characters. Report...
Precious Moments Chapel
A stop on Roadside America's 7-day Los Angeles to New York Hypertour. A Sistine Chapel-inspired building, with Bible stories illustrated using big-eyed cartoon dead children angels/Precious Moments characters. Report...

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Fireman Timmy.

Precious Moments Inspirational Park

The people we met at Precious Moments are all really nice. The drive is a little off the main road, but it was beautiful. Well worth the time.

[Michelle Cornelissens, 07/08/2011]

Butcher's mother.

Precious Moments Chapel

The grandest Precious Moments Chapel mural of them all, Hallelujah Square has recently been updated for possibly the last time. Butcher's final addition is the likeness of his mother, Evelyn, complete with her black, flowing hair and holding a turtle, with a white bird hovering nearby.

The mural -- Butchers favorite -- depicts a child being welcomed to heaven, with a ministering Jesus in the distance.

Butcher was quoted last year in an article by Kevin McClintock for Gatehouse News Service: "I think this year, after doing the work that Ive done, Im going to sign my signature on the front of 'Hallelujah Square.' Usually, when an artist signs his signature on his work, it means hes finished. So I think Ill finally be finished with my work."

[G. Godding, 07/02/2010]

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