Church History Library Events and Exhibits

Ongoing 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

September

Exhibit: Joseph F. Smith's Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

Date: September 24, 2021–November 18, 2022

Joseph F. Smith's Vision of the Redemption of the Dead will open 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 will 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.

October 2021

Exhibit: Joseph F. Smith's Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

Library closed October 2, 2021, due to general conference

November 2021

Exhibit: Joseph F. Smith's Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

Library closed November 2527, 2021, in observance of Thanksgiving (US)

December 2021

Library closed December 2325, in observance of Christmas 

January 2022

Library closed January 1 and 3, 2022, in observance of New Year’s holiday

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

Past Events and Exhibits

Date: February 25–27, 2021

The Church History Library is participating in the RootsTech Connect virtual conference as an exhibitor. Our virtual booth will be accessible as of Wed. February 25. We will be available to chat throughout the event to answer your questions about finding your ancestors in Church history.

session by Keith Erekson, director of the Church History Library, entitled “Find Your Family in Church History” provides an introduction to the many collections, research tools, and services available to aid in your family history research.