John Whitmer Historical Association holds its annual conference in late September. Conferences are held in places that have a connection with Community of Christ history or early Mormon history. Every three years, the meeting is held in Independence, Missouri.


"Our Stories Fashion Order Out of Chaos" JWHA 2018 Conference Image2018 Conference

“Our Stories Fashion Order out of Chaos”

September 20-23, 2018
Adams Pointe Conference Center
Blue Springs, Missouri (Jackson County)

View registration for this event and find more information including draft agenda, call for papers, hotel accommodations, details on the Richard P. Howard Lecture, and more.

JWHA practices weapons-free events.


Future and Past Conferences

  • 2019 Annual Conference, September 26 – 29 – Rochester, New York
  • 2020 Annual Conference – Lamoni, Iowa
  • 2021 Annual Conference – TBD
  • 2022 Annual Conference 50th Anniversary – Independence, Missouri

View a recap of the 2017 JWHA conference or read about past conferences.