Please note: the agenda presented here is a draft and subject to change. 

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Mountain Time   Session Presenter(s) Location

Saturday, September 14, 2024

7:30-9:00 a.m.   Light Breakfast – included in registration fee.    
8:00 a.m.
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Breakout 301 Playing with Shadows: 19th-Century Witchcraft Hysteria in Early Mormon History Manuel Padro  
Keep This from Vulgar Eyes: Mormonism’s Tradition of Hidden Books Nicholas Literski
8:00 a.m.
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Breakout 302 Restoration Eschatologies and their Conceptual Metaphors Allegra Goldstrauß  
Unraveling the Mystery: John Tanner Clark and the Enigma of the ‘One Mighty and Strong’ Cyrus Simper
8:00 a.m.
Chair: 
Breakout 303 RLDS Reunion Grounds: Change and Continuity William D. Moore  
RLDS Young Adults on Mission: Older Youth Service Corps, 1964-1973 Katherine Pollock
8:00 a.m.
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Breakout 304 Prelude to the Oregon and Mormon Trails: From the Secret of South Pass in 1813 to the Ultimatum Map of 1838 Mark Goodmansen  
Scandal, Suicide, and Strife in a Small Southern Utah Community David Taylor
9:15 a.m.   Break     
9:45 a.m.
Chair: 
Breakout 311 John Beck’s Fabulous Mine An Outpost in the Tintic Mountains of Early Utah Territory R. Jean Addams  
“Some Friends and Also Brethren”: Religious “Outposts” in the Western Missouri Borderlands, 1825–1835 Sherlyn Farnes  
9:45 a.m.
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Breakout 312 Early Mormon Women and the Word of Wisdom Sherrie Gavin  
Sarah Maria Mousley Cannon: Making Peace with “the days of your poverty” Marian Peck Rees
9:45 a.m.
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Breakout 313 “Reconciliation with First Nations Peoples/Native Americans on the Eve of the Book of Mormon’s Bicentennial” John Hamer  
Striving to Make Peace with the Mountain Meadows Massacre LaJean Purcell Carruth
9:45 a.m.
Chair: 
Breakout 314 Come Hither Up to Zion: William Marks and the Mormon Concept of Gathering Cheryl L. Bruno
Christopher Blythe
Kyle Beshears
Rachel Killebrew
 
New American Zion: Benjamin E Park’s American Zion a New History of Mormonism Benjamin Park David Howlett Nancy Ross Matthew Harris
10:30 a.m.   Break    
11:00 a.m.
Chair: 
Panel 321 Summers Well Spent: Reminiscing on Alma Blair and the Internship Program at Nauvoo and Kirtland CCHSF Panel  
11:00 a.m.
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Breakout 322 Rebecca Wheeler Wright Barbara Morgan Gardner  
The Women of the ‘Texas Epidemic’ Come to Pine Valley Melvin Clarno Johnson
11:00 a.m.
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Breakout 323 The Memorandum Revelations of Heber C. Kimball Clair Barrus  
Prophetic Utterances of Joseph Smith Sr. and Heber C. Kimball H. Michael Marquardt
11:00 a.m.
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Breakout 324 Joseph Hyrum Grant, Heber J. Grant, and the Passing of LDS Plural Marriage Todd Compton  
Heber Bennion: Heber J. Grant’s Rogue Brother-in Law Newell Bringhurst
12:30-5:30 p.m. Bus Tours Historical Sites Tours
Mountain Meadows Massacre
Short Creek
Pre-registration Required.
Box lunch included in registration fee.
  Off Site
6:30 p.m. Keynote 331

Presidential Banquet and Address
The First Family of the Restoration, 1844-1900

Kyle Walker  
    2025 Board Installation    

 

JWHA 2024 Conference Agenda At-a-Glance