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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.

 

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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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

GenealogyKC
Speaker: Keith Erekson
Presentation: “Find Your Family in Church History”
Date: September 8–9, Liberty Missouri Stake Center
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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

November 2017

Recipe Books (Exhibit)
Date: November 27–December 29
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.

Past Events and Exhibits


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.

September 2016

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

August 2016

BYU Education Week
Date: August 15–19
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July 2016

BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, July 27–31
Session: “The Early Mormon Missionaries Database”

Speaker: Ryan Combs
Date: Wednesday, July 27
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Session: “Find Your Family in Church History”
Speaker: Keith Erekson
Date: Friday, July 29
Time: 2:45 p.m.

June 2016

Mormon History Association Pre-Conference Workshop
Date: June 9
Location: Church History Library
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Mormon History Association 2016 Conference
Date: June 9–12, multiple presentations by department staff
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May 2016

George Q. Cannon Diaries (Exhibit)
Date: April 7–May 31
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April 2016

George Q. Cannon Diaries (Exhibit)
Date: April 7–May 31
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South Davis Family History Fair
Session: “Find Your Ancestors in Official LDS Church Records”

Speaker: Keith Erekson
Date: April 23
Time: 2:15 p.m.

Session: “The Early Mormon Missionaries Database”
Speaker: Matt McBride
Date: April 23
Time: 3:30 p.m.

March 2016

Relief Society: Opening the Doors for the Advancement of Women (Exhibit)
Date: February 29–April 6
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Church History Symposium
Session: Plenary session
Speaker: Keith Erekson, director of the Church History Library
Date: March 3, 2016