Conferences

John Whitmer Historical Association holds its annual conference in late September. Conferences are held in places that have a connection with Community of Christ history or early Mormon history. Every three years, the meeting is held at Independence, Missouri.

JWHA has a triennial Spring Banquet in the Independence, Missouri area in conjunction with Community of Christ World Conference. A guest lecturer presents the Wallace B. Smith Lecture, which honors Smith’s service as Community of Christ prophet-president (1978-1996).

Follow the links below for details about upcoming conferences, or to read the reports and programs from past conferences.

Future Conferences

2018 Annual Conference – Independence, MO, September 20-23, 2018

2017 Annual Conference – Nauvoo, IL – September 21-24, 2017

Past Events

2016 Annual Conference “Ye Should Go to the Ohio and from Thence among All Nations” – Kirtland, OH – September 22-25, 2016

2016 Spring Banquet – Independence, Missouri – June 3, 2016
2015 Annual Conference “Putting Unity into Community: 150 Years of Discovery” – Independence, Missouri – September 24-27, 2015
2014 Annual Meeting “Sacred Places and Zionic Communities: The Ideas and Realities of the Restoration” – Lamoni, Iowa – September 25-28, 2014
2014 Restoration Studies Symposium “Of One Heart and Mind: Common Consent in the Restoration Traditions” – Independence, Missouri – Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014
2013 Annual Meeting “Sojourn in Iowa” – Council Bluffs, Iowa – September 26-29, 2013
2013 Spring Banquet – Independence, Missouri – April 12, 2013
2012 Annual Meeting “The Redemption of Zion” – Independence, Missouri– September 20-23, 2012
2011 Annual Meeting – Nauvoo, Illinois – September 22-25, 2011
2011 Restoration Studies Symposium – Independence, Missouri – April 15-16, 2011
2010 Annual Meeting – Amboy, Illinois – September 23-26, 2010
2010 Restoration Studies Symposium – Independence, Missouri – April 8-9, 2010
2009 Annual Meeting – Independence, Missouri – September 24-27, 2009
2009 Restoration Studies Symposium – Independence, Missouri – April 17-18, 2009
2008 Annual Meeting – Voree (Burlington), Wisconsin – September 25-28, 2008
2008 Restoration Studies Symposium – Independence, Missouri – April 11-12, 2008
2007 Annual Meeting – Kirtland, Ohio – September 27-30, 2007
2006 Annual Meeting – Independence, Missouri – September 28-October 1, 2006
2005 Annual Meeting – Springfield, Illinois – September 29-October 2, 2005
2004 Annual Meeting – Omaha/Council Bluffs –September 23-26, 2004
2003 Annual Meeting – Far West, Missouri – September 25-28, 2003
2002 Annual Meeting – Nauvoo, Illinois – September 26-29, 2002
2001 Annual Meeting – Saint Louis, Missouri – September 28-30, 2001
2000 Annual Meeting – Independence, Missouri – September 22-24, 2000
1999 Annual Meeting – Excelsior Springs, Missouri – September 24-26, 1999
1998 Annual Meeting – Lamoni, Iowa – September 25-27, 1998
1997 Annual Meeting – Kirtland, Ohio – September 26-28, 1997
1996 Annual Meeting – Independence, Missouri – September 27-29, 1996
1995 Annual Meeting – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – June 20-24, 1995 (held jointly with MHA)
1994 Annual Meeting – Nauvoo, Illinois – September 23-25, 1994
1993 Annual Meeting – Independence, Missouri – September 24-26, 1993
1992 Annual Meeting – Shenandoah, Iowa – September 25-27, 1992
1991 Annual Meeting – Plano, Illinois – September 27-29, 1991
1990 Annual Meeting – Independence, Missouri – September 28-30, 1990
1989 Annual Meeting – Lamoni, Iowa – September 22-24, 1989
1988 Annual Meeting – Nauvoo, Illinois – September 23-25, 1988
1987 Annual Meeting – Independence, Missouri – October 2-4, 1987
1986 Annual Meeting – Kirtland, Ohio -September 26-28, 1986
1985 Annual Meeting – Lamoni, Iowa – September 27-29, 1985
1984 Annual Meeting – Des Moines, Iowa – September 28-30, 1984
1983 Annual Meeting – Independence, Missouri – September 23-25, 1983
1982 Annual Meeting – St. Louis, Missouri – September 24-26, 1982
1981 Annual Meeting – Lamoni, Iowa – September 25-27, 1981

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