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.

"This is John Whitmer" with aged photo of John Whitmer "Join JWHA!" with photo of a group of people

2020 Digital Event

As a gift to members, JWHA kicks off its inaugural digital event, Metamorphosis: Scattered and Gathered Saints Emerge After Crises., Saturday, September 17.  Explore how crises have initiated change in Restoration communities as they have scattered, then later gathered.


2020 Covid-19 MOU

Facing the challenges of the pandemic, the Board of Directors adopts a Memorandum of Understanding addressing voting at the annual business meeting.


2020 JWHA 48th Annual Conference

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Board of Directors has voted to postpone the 2020 JWHA Annual Conference, scheduled for St. George, Utah, until 2021. Although disappointed by the need to postpone the conference, the health and safety of our membership is our priority.

The awards for best articles and best books will be presented as usual with the accompanying announcement in September 2020.

The 48th Annual conference is now scheduled, October 21 – 24, 2021 in St. George, Utah.

During the coming months we will be providing updates on details of the 2021 Annual Conference.

We appreciate your understanding and support, thank you.


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

January 1, 2022 JWHA will launch our 50th year of excellent, lively, restoration history scholarship celebration. To symbolize our celebration, we need a logo that captures our theme: A Legacy of Restoration History.

Be creative and submit your design in a .jpg format to jwha@jwha.info by August 1, 2020. The board will select a winning logo and award a $100 gift card. The winning design will be featured in 2022 on the website, newsletter and conference collateral.


graphic showing thermometer with amount of donations recieved50K 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 four 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.


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.

Help JWHA receive a donation of 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases on Amazon. AmazonSmile is the same products and same prices as Amazon.com.

In addition to shopping smile.amazon.com you can help support JWHA in the following ways:

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