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.

2021 Virtual Conference
Restoration Outpost: Ragged Edge or Oasis?
October 22 – 23, 2021

Future JWHA Conferences

2022 Annual Conference
JWHA’s 50th Anniversary: A Legacy of Restoration History¬†
September 15-18, 2022
Community of Christ Temple
Independence, Missouri


2023 Annual Conference
September 21 – 24, 2023
Hangar Hotel 
Fredericksburg, Texas


photo of the Dixie Center

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

Past JWHA Conferences


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
image of a flame

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. Photos and other items will be available here at a later date.

Read about other past JWHA conferences.