Learn about Church history from our staff through presentations and exhibits at the library and at conferences around the world.
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
Date: February 25-27, 2021
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
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
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
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.