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History Revisited

Two Latter-day Saint historians and editors of the Joseph Smith Papers provide perspective on the project’s history, how it is influencing people and the final two volumes coming in 2023.

Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund taught the youth to follow the Savior and be leaders now.

Against a historic backdrop, Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund taught current and future missionaries about their purpose.

The Salt Lake Temple is closed for construction but many places are open in the five city blocks around it, with events, activities and tours.

Professor John G. Turner, who is not a Latter-day Saint, is writing a biography of Joseph Smith. He has found the Joseph Smith Papers to be a “historian’s treasure trove.”

John G. Turner, a professor of religious studies and history at George Mason University, will be the keynote speaker.

The Logan Utah Temple was dedicated in May 1884 by President John Taylor. Read other interesting facts to learn about the history of Logan Utah Temple.

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square traces its roots to group that performed less than a month after pioneers entered Salt Lake Valley.

The presentation is Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square and is free and open to the public.

Patrons first went to Brigham Young University for Leadership Week in January 1922.

Elder Kyle S. McKay began serving as the Church historian and recorder on Aug. 1 and has been the assistant executive director for the past three years.

The award-winning author, historian and narrator died on Sunday, Aug. 7, at age 89.

Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. points to how documents, photos and other family artifacts can be stored and recorded to be preserved and also ways to “keep records going.”

Mormon Battalion members were part of the U.S. troops who built Fort Moore and flag pole and raised the first U.S. flag over Los Angeles.

“We welcome the recent publication of the image and hope it will prompt the discovery of additional information helpful to determining its authenticity,” the Church said of the possible daguerreotype of Joseph Smith.

Read stories of pioneer ancestors from members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and what these family members mean to them.

Latter-day Saint pioneers across Europe range from the first missionaries in England in 1837 to new converts at the turn of the 21st century.

Read summaries of the 1847 vanguard pioneer company’s daily activities from July 4 to July 26.

After the death of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young became the Indispensable Pioneer — a leader with the vision and ability to transplant the Church halfway across the continent to a land of new beginnings, writes Ronald K. Esplin.

The best pioneer stories will present the entire truth by including all that we can and removing the errors that creep in over time, writes Keith A. Erekson, of the Church History Department.

Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. shares about the importance of preserving records and how understanding the past can define the future.