Message from President Christin Mackay
Welcome to the John Whitmer Historical Association. We are celebrating our Golden Anniversary this year at our Annual Conference (September 15-18) in Independence, Missouri. Now is the time to Become a Member of JWHA or Renew your Membership and Register for the Conference. We look forward to seeing you in September!
50th Anniversary Conference Sessions Streaming
Select sessions of the 50th Anniversary Conference and Celebration will be streamed. Learn more and register today for the streaming only option.
50th Anniversary Online Auction Open
Check out the offerings, visit often, don’t miss out on this fundraising opportunity. The on-line auction closes Saturday, September 17, 1:00 p.m. CDT.
“Smith family members and historians have long believed that a daguerreotype, or photograph, of Joseph Smith, Jr., was made before his June 27, 1844, assassination. That daguerreotype has now been found. Learn more in
the JWHA Journal Spring/Summer 2022 issue.”
Included is “Hidden Things Shall Come to Light: The Visual Image of Joseph Smith Jr.” Ron Romig and Lachlan Mackay present convincing evidence that a recently opened watch locket that was passed down through the Smith family contains a true daguerreotype image of Joseph Smith Jr.
The Spring/Summer 2022 volume of the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal contains original research and contributions by Jill T. Brim, Ronald Romig, Lachlan Mackay, Brooke R. LeFevre, Ryan N. Cramer, Newell K. Bringhurst, Michael S. Riggs, Kyle R. Walker, Paul DeBarthe, Mark L. Staker, and Donald L. Enders.
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.
50th Anniversary Awards
The Awards Committe announces the 2022 nominees.
John Whitmer Books New Release
Joseph and Lucy Smith’s Tunbridge Farm by Mark L. Staker and Donald L. Enders
Qualified wholesalers place your order here.
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:
- Join JWHA
- Attend the annual conference
- Give to the 50th anniversary fundraiser, $50,000 for the 50th
- Sponsor a scholarship or award
- Advertise in a JWHA publication
- Donate to the annual conference silent auction
- Make an online donation
- Share your legacy! When you set up your estate and financial plan, ask your advisor to include John Whitmer Historical Association as one of your beneficiaries.
JWHA is continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of our donors like you who support our mission.
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.