History Revisited

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.
12 facts Latter-day Saints should know about the golden spike for its 150th anniversary In honor of the golden spike's 150th anniversary, historians at the Church History Department shared 12 unique facts about the golden spike and how it impacted Latter-day Saints at that time.
1 General Authority’s transformation from feeling inadequate to serving with confidence During an interview shortly after H. Burke Peterson was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1985, he told of feelings of inadequacy he'd carried throughout his youth into his calling as a General Authority.
Parking, protestors and other things that did (or didn’t) exist in conference 100 years ago How different was conference 100 years ago? Here's a taste of what it was like when Elder Heber J. Grant was called as president of the Church and conference sessions were held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
An unforgettable tennis match and other little-known facts about President Benson’s wife As a young woman, Flora Smith Amussen decided to marry a poor man, preferably a farmer, who was spiritually rich. Her desire was realized in 1926 when she married Ezra Taft Benson, a farmer who became the 13th president of the Church in 1985.
Learn about the Utah pioneer marker the Church donated to Daughters of the Utah Pioneers A historic Utah pioneer marker once almost forgotten is receiving attention again thanks to collaboration among the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.