Message from President Casey Paul Griffiths

After a banner year celebrating our legacy and exploring new discoveries, the John Whitmer Historical Association is looking to new horizons where old friends and new scholars can work to build on the foundations of those who came before us. 

JWHA Spring Event & Business Meeting 

April 21, 2023
Independence, Missouri

John Hamer, Wallace B Smith Tribute Lecturer

Registration now open, learn more, register today!

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Call for Papers Due April 6, 2023

The University of Virginia’s Mormon Studies Program invites applications for short-term fellowships to conduct research in the Gregory A. Prince Collection.


JWHA’s 50th Anniversary: A Legacy of Restoration History

We just completed our historic conference in Independence celebrating the 50th anniversary of the John Whitmer Historical Association. What a joy it was to have nearly all of our living founders present with us, as well as many of the past JWHA presidents!
Watch the tribute to their service and the journey ahead.
◆ Hear from the founders’ on the importance of JWHA in the 50th Anniversary founders video.

John Whitmer Books New Release

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Joseph and Lucy Smith’s Tunbridge Farm by Mark L. Staker and Donald L. Enders

Watch author Mark Stakers’ introduction video.

Order your copies today!

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With faithful financial contributions over the years, JWHA has been able to further the independent scholarly interest in the history of Community of Christ and the Restoration Movement. Our supporters play a key role in our success.

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