Meetings


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 at Independence, Missouri.

JWHA has a triennial Spring Banquet in the Independence, Missouri area in conjunction with Community of Christ World Conference. A guest lecturer presents the Wallace B. Smith Lecture, which honors Smith's service as Community of Christ prophet-president (1978-1996).

Follow the links below for details about upcoming conferences, or to read the reports and programs from past conferences.

Future Meetings

2018 Annual Meeting - Independence, MO, September 19-24, 2018

2017 Annual Meeting - Nauvoo, IL - September 20-24, 2017

2016 Annual Meeting - Kirtland, OH - September 22-25, 2016

Past Meetings

2016 Spring Banquet - Independence, Missouri - June 3, 2016
2015 Annual Meeting - Independence, Missouri - September 24-27, 2015
2014 Annual Meeting - Lamoni, Iowa - September 25-28, 2014
2014 Restoration Studies Symposium - Independence, Missouri - Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014
2013 Annual Meeting - Council Bluffs, Iowa - September 26-29, 2013
2013 Spring Banquet -- Independence, Missouri - April 12, 2013
2012 Annual Meeting -- Independence, Missouri-- September 20-23, 2012
2011 Annual Meeting -- Nauvoo, Illinois -- September 22-25, 2011
2011 Restoration Studies Symposium -- Independence, Missouri -- April 15-16, 2011
2010 Annual Meeting -- Amboy, Illinois -- September 23-26, 2010
2010 Restoration Studies Symposium -- Independence, Missouri -- April 8-9, 2010
2009 Annual Meeting -- Independence, Missouri -- September 24-27, 2009
2009 Restoration Studies Symposium -- Independence, Missouri -- April 17-18, 2009
2008 Annual Meeting -- Voree (Burlington), Wisconsin -- September 25-28, 2008
2008 Restoration Studies Symposium -- Independence, Missouri -- April 11-12, 2008
2007 Annual Meeting -- Kirtland, Ohio -- September 27-30, 2007
2006 Annual Meeting -- Independence, Missouri -- September 28-October 1, 2006
2005 Annual Meeting -- Springfield, Illinois -- September 29-October 2, 2005
2004 Annual Meeting -- Omaha/Council Bluffs -- September 23-26, 2004
2003 Annual Meeting -- Far West, Missouri -- September 25-28, 2003
2002 Annual Meeting -- Nauvoo, Illinois -- September 26-29, 2002
2001 Annual Meeting -- Saint Louis, Missouri -- September 28-30, 2001
2000 Annual Meeting -- Independence, Missouri -- Sept. 22-24, 2000
1999 Annual Meeting -- Excelsior Springs, Missouri -- Sept. 24-26, 1999
1998 Annual Meeting -- Lamoni, Iowa -- Sept. 25-27, 1998
1997 Annual Meeting -- Kirtland, Ohio -- Sept. 26-28, 1997
1996 Annual Meeting -- Independence, Missouri -- Sept. 27-29, 1996
1995 Annual Meeting -- Kingston, Ontario, Canada -- June 20-24, 1995 (held jointly with MHA)
1994 Annual Meeting -- Nauvoo, Illinois -- Sept. 23-25, 1994
1993 Annual Meeting -- Independence, Missouri -- Sept. 24-26, 1993
1992 Annual Meeting -- Shenandoah, Iowa -- Sept. 25-27, 1992
1991 Annual Meeting -- Plano, Illinois -- Sept. 27-29, 1991
1990 Annual Meeting -- Independence, Missouri -- Sept. 28-30, 1990
1989 Annual Meeting -- Lamoni, Iowa -- Sept. 22-24, 1989
1988 Annual Meeting -- Nauvoo, Illinois -- Sept. 23-25, 1988
1987 Annual Meeting -- Independence, Missouri -- Oct. 2-4, 1987
1986 Annual Meeting -- Kirtland, Ohio -- Sept. 26-28, 1986
1985 Annual Meeting -- Lamoni, Iowa -- Sept. 27-29, 1985
1984 Annual Meeting -- Des Moines, Iowa -- Sept. 28-30, 1984
1983 Annual Meeting -- Independence, Missouri -- Sept. 23-25, 1983
1982 Annual Meeting -- St. Louis, Missouri -- Sept. 24-26, 1982
1981 Annual Meeting -- Lamoni, Iowa -- Sept. 25-27, 1981

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