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Local Church members met near the Smith family farm for a special devotional that included music, personal reflection and remarks about Moroni’s life.

Church History Department historians have continued investigating the damage to the Church leader’s watch to determine how it happened.

Editors, historians and scholars reflected on decades of painstaking research, writing, editing and publishing, at the Joseph Smith Papers Conference.

Since the angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith 200 years ago and shared about the Book of Mormon, the Restoration of the gospel has been ongoing, historians say in Church News video “Ongoing Restoration.”

Ellis Shipp became a doctor in 1878, then returned home to train hundreds of women as midwives and deliver thousands of babies.

On the 200th anniversary of Moroni’s appearance to Joseph Smith, read what the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and three women leaders have said about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

The Church News podcast features Church Historian and Recorder, Elder Kyle S. McKay, and Keith A. Erekson of the Church History Department.

First Presidency announces “Joseph the Prophet,” Elder Holland health update, President Johnson visits Indiana, plus 7 more Church News stories from the week of Sept. 10-16.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is commemorating the 200th anniversary of Moroni’s first visit to Joseph Smith on Sept. 21, 1823.

Nearly 300 people attended the Joseph Smith Papers Conference to explore the question: “What have we learned from the Joseph Smith Papers project?”

President Dallin H. Oaks opened the Joseph Smith Papers Conference by announcing a new biography on Joseph Smith.

Historians say people will learn and understand more about Brigham Young, the second Church president, through his journals and other papers.

While covering the dedication of the Joseph and Emma Smith home, Church News reporter Trent Toone gained greater insight into the life of Joseph Smith.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized its fifth congregation in Cuba in May. The Church is slowly but steadily growing in the Caribbean nation.

See photos of Elder David A. Bednar touring historic sites in Kirtland, Ohio, with family members and other Church leaders.

“This house was not just any home. It was the home of ... the Prophet of the Restoration,” said Elder David A. Bednar.

Businesswoman and philanthropist Gail Miller reflects on her family’s tremendous financial support of the Joseph Smith Papers and how it has blessed their lives.

The Church of Jesus Christ has recreated and will dedicate the home where Joseph and Emma Smith lived together longer than any other place prior to his death in 1844.

The Book of Mormon “is a work of art ... that God overshadowed to keep the record accounted for,” said Steve Lundwall at BYU Education Week 2023.

How the Gather Together Conference of the Utah Area YSA Conference taught Saints a thing or two about history.

The British Pageant in Chorley, England, portrays the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles. Find out how to watch it in-person through Aug. 12 or the livestream on Aug. 11.

A new website is offering virtual tours of Latter-day Saint historic sites in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other places in the region.

See photos of the British Pageant in historic Nauvoo that shares the stories of Church members from the British Isles.

A combination of actors and family cast members perform in the Nauvoo Pageant in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. The pageant is Thursday, Thursdays and Saturdays until Aug. 5.

“Our task today is to ... be mindful of all that they have done to prepare the way,” said Elder James W. McConkie III.

Individuals and families braved the heat to attend A Pioneer Fair outside the Church History Museum where they participated in various activities and gained appreciation for the skills, ingenuity and industry of the early pioneers of Utah.

As Pioneer Day in Utah approaches, Ellis Ivory joins the Church News podcast to talk about This Is the Place Heritage Park and the Church’s pioneer legacy.

Then Elder Spencer W. Kimball organized the first stake in Seoul South Korea in 1973. Now, 50 years later, Latter-day Saints remember the country’s pioneers and look to the future.

Church historic sites in Nauvoo resumed normal operations directly after wind speeds reached upwards of 100 miles per hour.

Church leaders, historians and guests celebrated the final volume of the Joseph Smith Papers, published June 27. Here’s what happened.