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)

More information, including call for papers, hotel accommodations, and the Richard P. Howard Lecture

Conference Registration Opens May 1, 2018

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.