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Library Events and Exhibits

Learn about Church history from our staff through presentations and exhibits at the library and at conferences around the world.

Hours and Admission

July 2018

Evenings at the Museum: Pioneer Fair and Bowery Dance
Date: Friday, July 20, 5:00–9:00 p.m.
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Be One (Library Exhibit)
Date: May 21–August 4
Summary: Come learn more about the stories of black Latter-day Saints in this documentary display supporting the “Be One” celebration.
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August 2018

Be One (Library Exhibit)
Date: May 21–August 4
Summary: Come learn more about the stories of black Latter-day Saints in this documentary display supporting the “Be One” celebration.
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Past Events and Exhibits
 

June 2018

11th Annual International Art Competition Submission Deadline
Submission dates: February 1–June 1
Location: Church History Museum 
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Mormon History Association Annual Conference
Date: June 7–10
Location: Boise, Idaho
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Family History Library/Church History Museum Block Party
Date: June 16
More information coming soon

Be One (Library Exhibit)
Date: May 21–August 4; library hours extended to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1.
Summary: Come learn more about the stories of black Latter-day Saints in this documentary display supporting the “Be One” celebration.
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May 2018

Jorge Cocco Santángelo: Sacred Events from the Life of Christ (Museum Exhibit)
Date: May 17–October 9, 2018
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Light & Life: Stories and Photographs of a Global Faith (Museum Exhibit)
Date: May 17–January 2019
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Be One (Library Exhibit)
Date: May 21– ; library hours extended to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1.
Summary: Come learn more about the stories of black Latter-day Saints in this documentary display supporting the “Be One” celebration.
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April 2018

Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting
Workshop: “Family History for Historians, Historians for Family History”
Panelist: Keith Erekson
Summary: This interactive workshop will provide approaches, resources, and examples of life-changing family history projects that engage students with acquisition and analysis of primary sources.
Date and time: April 14, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California
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March 2018

Church History Symposium
Date: March 1–2
Location: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
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February 2018

RootsTech 2018
Session: “Find Your Family in Church History”

Speaker: Keith Erekson
Summary: Learn how to find stories, photographs, and sources about your ancestors in the Church History Library.
Date and time: Friday, February 2, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Room 151, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Session: “Find Your Family in Church History, Part II”
Speaker: Keith Erekson
Summary: Learn strategies for finding your ancestors in the databases and research tools of the Church History Library.
Date and time: Friday, February 2, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Room 151, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Kirtland Currency (Exhibit)
Date: February 26–March 10
Location: Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah

December 2017

Recipe Books (Exhibit)
Date: November 27–December 30
Summary: Do you love food? Come learn more about our Latter-day Saint culinary tradition over the years in this display featuring recipe books from Church members around the world.

November 2017

Recipe Books (Exhibit)
Date: November 27–December 30
Summary: Do you love food? Come learn more about our Latter-day Saint culinary tradition over the years in this display featuring recipe books from Church members around the world.

October 2017

Things You Didn’t Know about Sunday School (Exhibit)
Date: September 5–October 7
Summary: Do you know when the Sunday School was organized? Do you remember sacrament gems? Come learn a little more about the history of the Sunday School organization during this short-term exhibit. 
Location: Church History Library, Salt Lake City

September 2017

Things You Didn’t Know about Sunday School (Exhibit)
Date: September 5–October 7
Summary: Do you know when the Sunday School was organized? Do you remember sacrament gems? Come learn a little more about the history of the Sunday School organization during this short-term exhibit. 
Location: Church History Library, Salt Lake City

August 2017

FairMormon Conference (Utah Valley Convention Center)
Presentation: “Witnessing the Book of Mormon: The Testimonies of Three, Eight, and Millions”
Speaker: Keith Erekson
Date and time: Thursday, August 3, 11:00 am
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BYU Education Week
Session: “How Can We ‘Know Brother Joseph’ Today?”
Speaker: Keith Erekson
Date and time: August 21–25 (Tuesday–Friday), 1:50–2:45 p.m. at 206 MARB, Brigham Young University
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June 2017

LDS Architecture (Exhibit)
Date: ​May 22–June 23

May 2017

LDS Architecture (Exhibit)
​Date: May 22–June 23

April 2017

LDS Women: Who We Are (Exhibit)
​Date: March 6–April 7

March 2017

LDS Women: Who We Are (Exhibit) 
​Date: March 6–April 7

February 2017

Library reference area and reading room reopen to the public on Tuesday, February 21. Learn more.

RootsTech 2017
Session: “Find Your Family in Church History”
Speaker: Keith Erekson, director of the Church History Library
Summary: Discover the many family history resources available at the Church History Library.
Date and time: Thursday, February 9, at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 150

Session: “Tracing Your Tracting Ancestors”
Speaker: Ryan Combs, Church History Library online services
Summary: Learn how to use the Early Mormon Missionaries database to learn about the missionary service of your Mormon ancestors.
Date and time: Saturday, February 11, at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Room 250D

January 2017

Library reference area and reading room closed through February 20, 2017. Learn more.

December 2016

Library reference area and reading room closed through February 20, 2017. Learn more.

November 2016

Library reference area and reading room closed through February 20, 2017. Learn more.

October 2016

Minutes of the Council of Fifty (Exhibit)
Date: September 6–October 7

Remodel of reference area and reading room, October 10, 2016–February 20, 2017. Learn more.