Message from President Christin Mackay

Welcome to the John Whitmer Historical Association.  In 2022, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary!  Our website 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 hope to see you in September!

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.
Please note, the conference celebration is being planned to incorporate Covid protocols with attendee safety a priority.

It’s here, let the celebration begin . . . .


This anniversary celebration is 50 years in the making. The 2019 board of directors set a goal to raise $50,000 (50kforthe50th) from contributions and sponsorships to support this landmark anniversary celebration.

Thanks to generous donors and sponsor our goal is ever closer.  It’s not too late to invest in the celebration. 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.

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Review by Kevin Folkman.

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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.

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.