Church History

Historians at the Mormon History Association conference tell how the Church returned to Kirtland, Ohio, in the late 1970s. Here are some of the stories.

Elder Kyle S. McKay, Church historian and recorder, addressed at the Mormon History Association conference why the faith spent a large sum of money in the March 5 transaction.

An inspirational video, “The Miracle at Gapyeong,” tells the remarkable story of a group of soldiers whose story is comparable to the sons of Helaman in the Book of Mormon.

Since 1999, BYU's "Saints at War" project has gathered and preserved more than 3,000 personal accounts of Latter-day Saint soldiers during wartime with more to come.

Church History Museum art curator Laura Paulsen Howe and conservationist Shiree Roberts spoke about the challenges and rewards of preserving art for future generations.

A marker along Fourmile Creek in Des Moines now honors Sidney Sheen, "A Baby With No Home." Sidney died as pioneers traveled west in 1856.

The Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods were restored by heavenly messengers 195 years ago this month at a sacred site near Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

In May 1899, Church President Lorenzo Snow was speaking at the St. George Tabernacle when he received a powerful revelation on the law of tithing that marked a turning point in Church history.

The Joseph Smith Papers project has published an ebook featuring records from nearly 200 legal cases involving Joseph Smith as plaintiff, defendant, witness or judge.

After guiding a handcart pioneer company to Utah in 1856, Edward Martin went on to become a prominent photographer. Many of his images are preserved and available for viewing digitally in the Church History Catalog.