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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.

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    January 2019

    Graduate Student Workshop
    Date: Friday, January 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    Summary: The Church History Library is offering a free one-day workshop for graduate students. The workshop will introduce attendees to the new Church History Catalog, restricted access, copyright rules and permissions, footnotes and citations, and Church History Consultation Services. Lunch is provided. To register, fill out this form.

    Past Events and Exhibits
     

    November 2018

    JSP Revelations, Vol. 4 released
    Date: Monday, Nov 5, 2018
    Summary: The Fourth in the series of Revelations Volumes of the Joseph Smith Papers will be released to the public.

    JSP Revelations, Vol. 4 Public Lecture
    Date: Thursday, Nov 15, 2018, 7 p.m. 
    Location: Assembly Hall at Temple Square
    Summary: Come hear Robin Jensen speak all about the Joseph Smith translation of the Book of Abraham.

    September 2018

    Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days
    Date: Tuesday, September 4, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
    Summary:  Come celebrate with us at a launch party at the Church History Museum from 6-9 p.m.  Steve Harper will be talking about the project from 6-7 in the auditorium and then there will be food and music for the rest of the evening.  Purchase your copy of Vol. 1 and follow the path of the book in the “Heavens Are Open” exhibit. 

    Church History Library Department Meeting
    Date: Thursday, September 6, 2:00–3:30 p.m

    Church History Library Closure
    Date: Tuesday, September 4, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

    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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    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.
    Learn more

    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.
    Learn more

    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.
    Learn more

    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
    Learn more

    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.