History Revisited

Sarah Jane Weaver: As Utah honors President Ballard, his teachings about looking back, and forward, have new relevance Utah Gov. Spencer Cox declares July 23, 2021, as President M. Russell Ballard Day — calling the Church leader a community and bridge builder
Trail, sail or rail? Evening from the Museum online presentation to explore stories of how pioneers headed west Tiffany Taylor Bowles will highlight the experiences of Black pioneer Green Flake, British widow Jean Rio Baker and Danish couple Niels and Margarethe Nielsen as they journeyed west.
How lessons from the Mormon Battalion mustering are relevant 175 years later It was 175 years ago this month when the Mormon Battalion starting its march across the U.S. Here's what one group of researchers has done to verify who was in the battalion.
How the Doctrine and Covenants has changed over the years Since the Book of Commandments was first published in 1833, there have been several editions of the Doctrine and Covenants. Here is what was added or changed between several of the editions.
In honor of Emma Smith’s 217th birthday, read these 4 articles about her Emma Hale Smith was born 217 years ago. Here are four Church News articles that share about her life, birthplace, places she's lived and what historians have to say about her.
Watch the Hill Cumorah devotional with Elder Christofferson tonight As a thank you for the contributions of thousands of people over the years, the Church will present a Hill Cumorah Pageant commemorative devotional on Friday, July 9, with Elder D. Todd Christofferson.
‘A celebration of faith’: Church members mark 60th anniversary of missionary work in the Philippines The Church's 60th anniversary in Philippines celebrates the foundation of faith of the country's pioneers and looks to the future with five temples under construction or announced.
Video: From Carthage Jail, Elder Cook remembers the Prophet Joseph Smith, the martyrdom and his witness of the Savior The Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum Smith, were killed by a mob on June 27, 1844 — sealing their testimonies with their lives. A new Church News video features a visit of Elder Quentin L. Cook and his wife, Sister Mary G. Cook, to Carthage Jail.
How reopened Church historic sites allow visitors to experience ‘the best of both worlds’ Church historic sites are experiencing the return of in-person visitors and increased worldwide reach through virtual tours — the best of both worlds.
Which sections of the Doctrine and Covenants have impacted your life? Church historian and recorder shares several of his Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. shared several noteworthy sections from the Doctrine and Covenants, along with study helps and the book's history, at the Church History Museum's Evening from the Museum.
Video: While visiting Liberty Jail, Elder Cook reflects on life and teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith A new Church News video, titled "Be of Good Cheer," features Elder Quentin L. Cook during a recent visit to Liberty Jail as he reflects on the life and teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Elder Curtis to present Doctrine and Covenants history and study resources during June 17 livestream Elder LeGrand R. Curtis will explore the history and publication of the Doctrine and Covenants as part of the Church History Department's Evenings from the Museum series on Thursday.
Joseph Smith remains a timeless champion of religious freedom and minority rights, teach Elder and Sister Renlund at BYU conference Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund's joint keynote address at BYU's Law Schools' 2021 Religious Freedom Annual Review centered on how Joseph Smith contributed to strengthening American democracy by calling for reforms to ensure liberty and justice for all.
How the Church plans to rehabilitate the Hill Cumorah historic site “We hope that the revitalized Hill Cumorah will encourage these visitors to remember and give thanks for all the Lord has done to bless us with His restored Church," said Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.
Episode 33: Church Historian Kate Holbrook on what we can learn from the early Saints in Nauvoo Days after Elder Quentin L. Cook dedicated the Temple District of Nauvoo, Kate Holbrook joins the Church News podcast to talk about the early Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo and what they experienced along the muddy banks of the Mississippi River.
Video: What Nauvoo, the temple and its history mean to Elder and Sister Cook This new Church News video, titled “Sacred Ground,” features images of Nauvoo as a temple city and concludes with Elder Cook’s apostolic witness of the Savior Jesus Christ.
Read the backstory to the Doctrine and Covenants in ‘Revelations in Context,’ Sunday School general presidency says “Revelations in Context” is a collection of narratives written by Church historians that examines what prompted the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants and what they meant to whom they were addressed.