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On September 18, 2022, the John Whitmer Historical Association (JWHA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary, honoring a half century of promoting the study of Restoration history.  We will gather in Independence, Missouri, September 15 – 18, 2022, to celebrate our golden anniversary.

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50K for JWHA’s 50th Anniversary 2022



This anniversary celebration is 50 years in the making.  In 2019 the Board of Directors set a goal to raise $50,000 (50kforthe50th) from contributions and sponsorships to support this landmark anniversary celebration.  Funds raised will be used for the celebration and to involve new members.  Any surplus funds will be committed to our investments, preserving our endowment for future stability.  As of December 1, 2021, we have commitments and pledges of $27,800 toward our goal of $50,000.

Please consider a contribution to our 50th anniversary fundraising.  Contributors will be recognized for their support.

John Whitmer Books New Release


Joseph and Lucy Smith’s Tunbridge Farm by Mark L. Staker and Donald L. Enders

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