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.

The 2020 JWHA Annual Conference will be held September 17-20, 2020, at

The Dixie Center in St. George, Utah.

photo of the Dixie Center

The Dixie Center












Guest Room Reservations: Book your guest room at Hilton Garden InnĀ 

Conference Details and Registration: TBA

Call for papers

JWHA practices weapons-free events.

Future JWHA Conferences


2021 Annual Conference
September 16-19
Fredericksburg, Texas at Airport Conference Center & Hangar Hotel


2022 Annual Conference 50th Anniversary
Independence, Missouri

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

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.