Church History Library Events and Exhibits

Permanent Exhibit

The items in this exhibit are priceless foundational records from the Church’s history that document its Restoration and growth throughout the earth. Among the records you will see here are early editions of modern scripture, personal records of modern prophets, and evidence of key developments in Church doctrine and organization.

Upcoming Events and Exhibits

January 2022

Date: September 24, 2021–November 18, 2022

Joseph F. Smith's Vision of the Redemption of the Dead opened in the Church History Library on September 24, 2021, presenting a variety of items related to President Joseph F. Smith; his family; and his Vision of the Redemption of the Dead, now known as Doctrine and Covenants section 138. Items on display include journals, President Smith’s scriptures, and a special insert printed in 1976 so that Church members could add the vision to their personal Pearl of Great Price. We are also especially excited to present a handwritten letter from President Smith to his daughter Edith Smith Patrick in which he discusses receiving revelation.

Library closed January 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 2022

Date: September 24, 2021–November 18, 2022

Library closed February 21, 2022, in observance of President's Day

March 2022

Date: March 3–5, 2022

The Church History Library will again participate as an exhibitor at the RootsTech virtual conference on family history. Our new virtual booth is under construction, but, for now, you may still visit our 2021 virtual booth to learn more about the work of the library or to watch a session by Keith Erekson, former director of the Church History Library, entitled “Find Your Family in Church History” that provides an introduction to the many collections, research tools, and services available to aid in your family history research.

Date: September 24, 2021–November 18, 2022