History Revisited

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Utah women’s right to vote A new exhibit at the Church History Museum shares the story of how Utah women were the first in the United States to win the right to vote. Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, spoke during the opening event.
How Elder Neal A. Maxwell became ‘poetry personified at the pulpit’ “I have to work at my addresses, and I care about the congregation to whom I’m going to speak,” Elder Neal A. Maxwell said. “Maybe some of this rewriting is vanity, but part of it is my regard for people. If they’re going to take time to listen to me, I really owe it to them to be prepared."
FamilySearch celebrates 125th anniversary — here’s how it has become the largest genealogy organization in the world The Genealogical Society of Utah, known today as FamilySearch, was established on Nov. 13, 1894. Over the past 125 years, FamilySearch has worked to publish almost 4.8 billion searchable records and grow its family tree to more than 1.2 billion people.
How a sprained ankle led to an unexpected boat ride on the Amazon with an Apostle Working for the Church News doesn't often include sightseeing. But when Church News senior contributing editor Gerry Avant accidentally sprained her ankle, it turned out to be something of a blessing in disguise.
What Masonry, Relief Society, and a Church newspaper have to do with the latest volume of Joseph Smith Papers The new Joseph Smith Papers volume provides insights into Joseph Smith's leadership style and the many roles he held in Nauvoo during 1842.
How Elder and Sister Uchtdorf have come full circle since organizing the Frankfurt temple open house 32 years ago Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf reflects on how the Church has grown in Germany since the Frankfurt Germany Temple was dedicated by President Ezra Taft Benson in 1987.
From settling Salt Lake City to polygamy, volume 2 of ‘Saints’ is more ‘epic’ than the first The first chapters of "Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, volume 2, No Unhallowed Hand" are now available at saints.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and in the Church History section of the Gospel Library app.
In 1963, President Hinckley mourned the loss of 15 lives in the South Pacific. Here’s how their story is being honored Honoring a story of loss and love, a new memorial has been planned for the island of Maupiti, French Polynesia, to be erected in May 2020.
7 summertime stories from General Authorities to uplift and enlighten your vacation Here are seven stories from President Monson, Elder Holland, Elder Christofferson, Elder Gong, Elder Stevenson, and Elder Uchtdorf that highlight gospel learning from summer experiences.
Brigham Young and others heard the news of Joseph and Hyrum’s death weeks after. Here’s how they reacted Male Church members were spread out teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and lectioneering for Joseph Smith's presidential campaign when Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith were killed in Carthage.
A timeline of the 96-hour period surrounding the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith In honor of the 175th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith, here's a look at the 96-hour period surrounding their time in Carthage and the events that led to their deaths.
Face to face with history: The death masks of Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith The Church History Museum has displayed a set of Joseph and Hyrum Smith's death masks since 1990. Here's a look at how were they made and what impact they have had on Church history through the years.
These 3 mosaics found in a Galilean village by a BYU graduate uncover surprising facts about ancient Jewish worship BYU Magazine wrote of Bryan R. Bozung's discovery of ancient Jewish synagogue mosaics in Huqoq, a Galilean village. The mosaics feature biblical and not so biblical scenes.
Why the advice about children from this Church leader in the 1970s is still relevant today LaVern Watts Parmley spent her life serving Primary children in the Church. In the early 1970s, she shared some sage wisdom about children with the Church News. Here's why her advice still applies to parents and children today.
A look back at the first converts in Fortaleza and what it’s taken to build a temple there The June 2 dedication of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple brought longtime members and returned missionaries back together — some who hadn't seen each other in more than a half-century.