Message from President Christin Mackay

JWHA turns 50 in 2022! We are celebrating our Golden Anniversary all year long. This is the place to learn about our upcoming conference in Independence (September 15-18, 2022), see stories from our Founders, and reminisce about the last 50 years of JWHA. We look forward to sharing memories with you over the next year as we commemorate the organization of JWHA.


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

On September 18, 2022, the John Whitmer Historical Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary, honoring a half century of promoting the study of Restoration history. We will gather in Independence, Missouri, September 15-18, to celebrate our golden anniversary. Read more about the event and see the 50th Anniversary Call for Papers.


50K for JWHA’s 50th Anniversary 2022

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This anniversary celebration is 50 years in the making. In 2019, the board of directors set a goal to raise $50,000 (50kforthe50th) from contributions and sponsorships to support this landmark anniversary celebration. Funds raised will be used for the celebration and to involve new members.

Any surplus funds will be committed to our investments, preserving our endowment for future stability.  As of December 1, 2021, we have commitments and pledges of $27,800 toward our goal of $50,000.

Please consider a contribution to our 50th anniversary fundraising. Contributors will be recognized for their support.


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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Review by Kevin Folkman.


Interested in Supporting JWHA?

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.

Here are some ways to support the JWHA mission:

JWHA is continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of our donors like you who support our mission.


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JWHA is an independent, scholarly society composed of individuals of various religious faiths who share a lively interest in the history of the Restoration Movement.