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Pioneers
in Every Land

“That They May Know the Covenants of the Lord”

Olivas Aoy and the Book of Mormon

Olivas Aoy’s brief stay among the Maya left a lasting impression on his life. Already attuned to the needs of the downtrodden, perhaps by temperament or by his training to become a Franciscan, he left the Yucatán with a renewed zeal to defend the oppressed and underprivileged, wherever he found them.

Lecture Highlights

Subcontinent to Salt Lake City: Voices of Latter-day Pioneers in India

The roughly 11,000 Latter-day Saints in India, a country of 1.2 billion people, are truly pioneers. Drawing from oral history narratives of Church members in India, this discussion will uncover lessons learned through a 50-year struggle to establish Zion on the Indian subcontinent.

Women
of Conviction

A Love for Words

The Legacy of Mabel Jones Gabbott

At a baptismal service, eight-year-olds dressed in white often join with family and ward members to sing of how “Jesus came to John the Baptist, / In Judea long ago, / And was baptized by immersion / In the river Jordan’s flow” (

Treasures
of the Collection

Brigham Young, September 1864

Sermons during a Trip to the Southern Settlements

Extracts from sermons given by Brigham Young at various settlements in Utah during a trip south in 1864. 

Foundations of Faith Exhibit

Treasures from the Church's Historical Collections

This new exhibit, available online and at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, tells the story of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ through some of its most treasured documents.

Church History Daily

More in Earnest

Anthon H. Lund of the First Presidency was indignant in 1909 when a journalist claimed that “women will not go to the polls without riding in a carriage or automobile,” suggesting that they were not serious enough to be given the vote.
“I know none of that kind,” wrote President Lund, who had first seen Latter-day Saint women vote nearly 40 years earlier. “As I have observed the women voting, I am convinced that they vote more intelligently than many men . . . and are more in earnest.”


Anthon H. Lund diary, Nov. 30, 1909, Church History Library, Salt Lake City
 

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Prophets
of the Restoration

President Ezra Taft Benson Exhibit

13th President: 1985–1994

An early career in agriculture prepared Ezra Taft Benson to, as an Apostle, lead Church relief efforts in Europe after WWII and build relationships for the Church. As prophet, he challenged Latter-day Saints to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon, to heed its warnings against pride, and to let Christ transform their inner natures. 

Upcoming Events

2015 Lecture Series

Pioneers in Every Land

"Pioneers in Every Land" is the theme of the 2015 Lecture Series at the Church History Library in Salt Lake. Videos of each presentation will be available online after the events. 

Revelations
in Context

Mercy Thompson and the Revelation on Marriage

D&C 132

“Some may think I could envy Queen Victoria in some of her glory,” wrote Mercy Fielding Thompson. “Not while my name stands first on the list in this Dispensation of women sealed to a Dead Husband through divine Revelation.”

Behold, there shall be a record kept among you

D&C 21:1