2024 Annual Conference
St. George, Utah
September 12-15

Southern Utah’s Desert Outpost: Making Peace with the Past, Pursuing Peace in the Present

Call for papers deadline, April 6, 2024.

Make your guest room reservations.

John Whitmer Books Archaeology Series

Two titles currently in the series, more to follow. We think you’ll dig this series.

Did you miss the live event?  View the lecture here.

The Past, Present, and Future of the Prophetic Monarchy in the Latter Day Saint Movement

2023 President’s Award


was presented to William D. Morain for exemplary service, kindness, and fortitude as the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal Editor, 2012-2023.

Congratulations Bill!

The 2023 conference in Fredericksburg, Texas was a hit.  

Read the post conference highlights.

2023 Conference Sunrise Memorial Service at Zodiac Cemetery Video

“Oh, my. Words cannot capture the feelings of my spirit and stop the falling of my tears. You all did it just as I would have done. Thank you all so much for making this happen.”  Melvin Clarno Johnson

Donate See Money for the 50th Anniversary Tree 

to be planted at the Heritage Plaza Historic Site in Independence, Missouri and dedicated at a future Independence conference.

Donate here, enter tree in the comments, support this symbol of JWHA’s continuing growth.

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

The 50th anniversary conference in Independence is behind us, but still on our minds and guiding us to the next fifty years. 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 videos, hear from the founders their vision for our future.
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.


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