History Revisited

Gerry Avant: President Benson’s visit to the Sacred Grove I consider myself fortunate to be among the tens of thousands who have been able to walk in the Sacred Grove more than once. I went to the grove the first time to cover a visit by President Ezra Taft Benson.
Read 17 quotes on the First Vision from modern prophets Here are statements on the First Vision from each of the 17 latter-day Church presidents as members of the Church prepare for a historic general conference commemorating the bicentennial of the Restoration this weekend.
How Doctrine and Covenants 4 shows the importance of principles over structure in the ongoing Restoration of the Church Missionary work — or “ministering to all,” as Elder Uchtdorf said — was and continues to be one of the key foundational principles of the gospel. The structure of the Church supports this principle.
What President Oaks has learned from 50 years of writing about the Prophet Joseph Smith During the BYU Church History Symposium, President Dallin H. Oaks discussed what he has learned about the Prophet Joseph Smith after spending decades researching about him.
Gerry Avant: Want a happy and fulfilling life? Try these guidelines from Elder George I. Cannon After he was called to be a General Authority Seventy in 1986, Elder George I. Cannon shared his "Guidelines for a Fulfilling and Happy Life from One Who Has Been There," with Gerry Avant of the Church News.
Coping with loneliness: Sheri Dew highlights 5 teachings and revelations from Joseph Smith Everything Joseph Smith taught and all he revealed can help Heavenly Father's children deal with loneliness, Sheri Dew said at the BYU Church History Symposium on Thursday afternoon.
The story behind the Mexico MTC: How the Benemérito private school with 90-acre campus became one of the busiest MTCs An in-depth look — with several photo galleries — at the Mexico Missionary Training Center, including its Benemérito roots, expansion to its 90-acre campus, rise to one of the busiest MTCs and reason for the closure of smaller MTCs.
‘Saints, Volume 2’ features women’s perspectives, native voices, context on controversial topics "Saints, Volume 2, No Unhallowed Hand, 1846-1893" is now available in stores and online. Here's what writers and editors of "Saints" hope readers gain from the new volume.
Church Historian and Recorder speaks on significance of First Vision at Huntington Library conference Drawing on its vast catalog of Church history materials, the Huntington hosted “The First Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr.: 200 Years On” — a two-day conference commemorating the bicentennial of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.
Gerry Avant: How Alex Haley’s ‘Roots’ ignited interest in family history After Alex Haley's "Roots: The Saga of an African American Family" caused an explosion of interest in family history, the author met with President N. Eldon Tanner and President Marion G. Romney to speak about the growing popularity of research.
Historic documents of the First Vision on display at Church History Library As part of the bicentennial celebration in 2020, the Church History Library has placed original records of the First Vision on display in its ongoing “Foundations of Faith” exhibit.
Joseph Smith’s 214th birthday is today. Here’s a look at what Church leaders have said about the Prophet of the Restoration this year To commemorate Joseph Smith’s birthday, we're taking a look back at the stories that were published this year about the Prophet and his life.
How ‘small and simple things’ prepared America for the Restoration of the gospel, according to President Ballard Speaking during the BYU–Idaho fall commencement on Dec. 18, President M. Russell Ballard testified of the small and simple miracles that occurred to make possible the founding of the United States and the Restoration of the gospel.