Explore the many events hosted by JWHA through the years.

Annual Conference

2020 St. George, Utah – Postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

2019 Back to the Burned-Over District 200 Years Later, 1819-2019: Impact of the Second Great Awakening on the Restoration MovementsFairport, New York, September 26-29

2018 Our Stories Fashion Order Out of Chaos, Blue Springs, Missouri, September 20-23

2017 Restoration Diaspora: All Roads Lead from Nauvoo, Nauvoo, Illinois, September 21-24

2016 Ye Should Go to the Ohio and from Thence among All Nations, Kirtland, Ohio, September 22-25

2015 Putting Unity into Community: 150 Years of Discovery, Independence, Missouri, September 24-27

2014 Sacred Places and Zionic Communities: The Ideas and Realities of the Restoration, Lamoni, Iowa, September 25-28

2013 Sojourn in Iowa, Council Bluffs, Iowa, September 26-29

2012 The Redemption of Zion, Independence, Missouri, September 20-23

2011 Nauvoo “e unum pluribus” (one of one, many), Nauvoo, Illinois – September 22-25

2010 Emma, Her Sons, Their Church, & the Latter Day Saints, Amboy & Rockford, Illinois – September 23-26

2009 Race, Gender, Ethnicity and the Restoration, Independence, Missouri, September 24-27

2008 1844-1859 A Time of Transition, Old Voree (Burlington), Wisconsin, September 25-28

2007 Communal Experiments Among Latter Day Saints & Other American Groups, Kirtland, Ohio – September 27-30

2006 Scattering of the Saints: The Diverse Expressions of the Restoration, Independence, Missouri, September 28-October 1

2005 Joseph Smith And His Complex Legacy,  Springfield, Illinois, September 29-October 2

2004 Places of Decision: The Spatial & Metaphorical Geography of the Restoration, Omaha/Council Bluffs, September 23-26

2003 Annual Meeting, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, September 25-28

2002 Annual Meeting, Nauvoo, Illinois, September 26-29

2001 Annual Meeting, O’Fallon, Missouri, September 28-30

2000 Annual Meeting, Independence, Missouri – September 22-24

1999 Annual Meeting, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, September 24-26

1998 Annual Meeting, Lamoni, Iowa, September 25-27

1997 Annual Meeting, Kirtland, Ohio, September 26-28

1996 Annual Meeting, Independence, Missouri, September 27-29

1995 Annual Meeting, Combined Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, June 20-25 (held jointly with MHA and Canadian Mormon Studies Association)

1994 Annual Meeting, Nauvoo, Illinois, September 23-25

1993 Annual Meeting, Independence, Missouri – September 24-26

1992 Annual Meeting, Shenandoah, Iowa, September 25-27

1991 Annual Meeting, Plano, Illinois – September 27-29

1990 Annual Meeting, Independence, Missouri, September 28-30

1989 Annual Meeting, Lamoni, Iowa, September 22-24

1988 Annual Meeting, Nauvoo, Illinois, September 23-25

1987 Annual Meeting, Independence, Missouri, October 2-4

1986 Annual Meeting, Kirtland, Ohio, September 26-28

1985 Annual Meeting, Lamoni, Iowa, September 27-29

1984 Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, September 28-30

1983 Annual Meeting, Independence, Missouri, September 23-25

1982 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, September 24-26

1981 Annual Meeting, Independence, Missouri, September 25-27

1980 Annual Meeting, Council Bluffs, Iowa, September 26-28

1979 Annual Meeting, Independence, Missouri, September 28-30

1978 Annual Meeting, Plano, Illinois

1977 Annual Meeting, Parkville, Missouri, September 23-25

1976 Annual Meeting, Lamoni, Iowa

1975 Third Annual Meeting, Independence, Missouri, September 26 – 28

1974 Second Annual Meeting, Lamoni, Iowa, September 27-29

1973 The First JWHA Conference, Nauvoo, Illinois – September 28 -29


Spring Banquet

2016 Independence, Missouri, June 3

2013 Independence, Missouri, April 12


Restoration Studies Symposium

2014 Of One Heart and Mind: Common Consent in the Restoration Traditions, Independence, Missouri, January 31-February 2

2011 Restoration Studies Symposium, Independence, Missouri, April 15-16

2010 Restoration Studies Symposium, Independence, Missouri, April 8-9

2009 Restoration Studies Symposium, Independence, Missouri, April 17-18

2008 Restoration Studies Symposium, Independence, Missouri, April 11-12