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 meeting is held in Independence, Missouri.

photo of the Dixie Center

The Dixie Center

The Restoration Outpost: Ragged Edge or Oasis?

The 2020 JWHA Annual Conference will be held September 17-20, 2020, at The Dixie Center in St. George, Utah.

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

Conference Details and Registration: TBA

Call for papers

JWHA practices weapons-free events.

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.

Future and JWHA Conferences


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


2022 Annual Conference 50th Anniversary
Independence, Missouri