Church History Library Events and Exhibits

NOTE: While the Church History Library remains closed to the public, we are excited to announce that the Church History Library reading room in Salt Lake City will reopen on an appointment basis starting Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Information on our hours and how to schedule a reading room appointment is available on our Plan Your Visit page.

Learn about Church history from our staff through presentations and exhibits at the library and at conferences around the world.

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

February 2021

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.

A 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.

Past Events and Exhibits

October 2020

The Joseph Smith Papers – “Missouri’s Extradition Attempts of Joseph Smith”

Date: October 15, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Featuring Jeffery Mahas and Brett Dowdle

Facebook Live

September 2020

Church History Museum – Evenings at the Museum

Date: September 24, 2020

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Elder Kyle McKay will be talking about the First Vision

Facebook Live

March 2020

Date: March 12–13, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m., both mornings

Location: Thursday—BYU Conference Center; Friday—Assembly Hall and COB Auditorium

The program will feature over 40 presentations, two keynote speakers, and a plenary address by President Dallin H. Oaks. Admission is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets are required.

Date: March 12

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Church History Museum Auditorium, Salt Lake City

For the last few years, historian Clint Christensen has focused on documenting the histories of black Latter-day Saints. He will speak about his experiences. He will share examples of faith, trials, gifts of the Spirit, and contributions to building The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.