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2021 JWHA Virtual Conference

Restoration Outpost: Ragged Edge or Oasis? John Whitmer Historical Association Virtual Conference October 22-23, 2021 w/ image of scenic highway

The 48th annual conference will be held virtually through Zoom.

The conference features the annual business meeting, awards ceremony, Friday night panel, Saturday breakout sessions and concludes with Jill Brim’s President’s Address.

JWHA offers the opportunity to sponsor a session during the annual conference to market your service and goods.


John Whitmer Books New Release


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



50th Anniversary Call for Papers

50K for JWHA’s 50th Anniversary 2022

At the spring 2019 JWHA board meeting, a special fundraising campaign to raise $50,000 for the 50th anniversary of JWHA (50K for the 50th) was initiated.

This fundraiser will continue over the next two years. Matching gifts from the board led to $21,500 in pledges. Thus, your donations will be worth double, up to $43,000! Help us design the experience.  Learn more.

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