John Whitmer Historical Association holds its annual conference in late September. Conferences are held in places that have a connection with Community of Christ history or early Mormon history. Every three years, the conference is held in Independence, Missouri.

JWHA practices weapons-free events.

Future JWHA Conferences

2023 Annual Conference
Restoration Tales from Texas Dust
September 21 – 24, 2023
Hangar Hotel 
Fredericksburg, Texas

Call for Papers


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2024 Annual Conference
September 12-15, 2024
Dixie Conference Center
St. George, Utah


2025 Annual Conference
September 18-21, 2025
Mid-America Center
Council Bluffs, Iowa

2026 Annual Conference
Independence, Missouri

2027 Annual Conference
Kirtland, Ohio

Past JWHA Conferences

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

2022 50th Anniversary Celebration & Conference

A Legacy of Restoration History

2021 JWHA Virtual Conference

Restoration Outpost: Ragged Edge or Oasis?

The 48th annual conference was held virtually.¬† The conference featured the annual business meeting, awards ceremony, Friday night panel, Saturday breakout sessions and concluded with Jill Brim’s Presidential Address.


2019 JWHA Annual Conference

Back to the Burned-Over District 200 Years Later, 1819-2019: Impact of the Second Great Awakening on the Restoration Movements

The 2019 conference was held September 26-29 at the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa in Fairport, New York, a cozy suburb of Rochester and only 20 minutes from historic Palmyra.

Read about other past JWHA conferences.

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