A family hiking through the woods to Hill Cumorah.

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Church History

Donations to the Church History fund support the development and implementation of approved projects. Your support provides resources to create new and authentic experiences for members of the Church and others who visit these sacred places.

How Are the Donations Used?

The Church History Fund is a financial resource for authorized historical projects of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This central fund has been established to provide a reliable and recognized channel for focusing funds on high-priority projects approved by prophets and apostles and other Church leaders. While there will be many projects and initiatives, donors will contribute to one fund. Authorized Church leaders will draw on that fund and allocate resources based on planned priorities and emerging needs.

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Your Donations at Work

The historic sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints preserve the memory of sacred events and places to ensure our connection with God now and in the future. When visitors authentically experience heritage, their hearts and minds are more receptive to the site’s spiritual message.

Statue of Angel Moroni on the Hill Cumorah

The Hill Cumorah Project

The Hill Cumorah Project involves restoring the Hill Cumorah to a more natural state.

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Statue of Angel Moroni on the Hill Cumorah

The Kirtland Project

The Kirtland Project includes restoring the home of Joseph and Emma Smith and other historic buildings.

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The Nauvoo Temple

The Nauvoo Project

The Nauvoo Project focuses on helping visitors see the temple as central to the history of Nauvoo.

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“Let us not only remember the past and its required sacrifice; let us also remember that we are responsible to build a legacy for the generations which follow us.”

- Thomas S. Monson

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Digital rendering of the soon-to-be-completed temple district in Nauvoo

Church History

Temple on the Hill

Learn a little about how the Gheen family’s service in Nauvoo 175 years ago helped the Church grow.

Joseph and Emma Smith home, Priesthood Restoration Site, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Church History

The Unifying Power of the Church's Historic Sites

People have found meaning and spiritual connection at the Church’s historic sites. Whether in person or through technology, they can draw nearer to heaven and feel the unifying power. You can help others feel the same connection.

Photo of a family of five; two daughters, a son, and mother and father, walk along a dirt path through a grove of pine trees.

Church History

Tiny Details, Sweeping Landscapes, Individual Hearts

As Church members experience our sacred past, they grow in their faith in Jesus Christ and His gospel, get helpful answers to questions, and receive spiritual strength and perspective.

Church History Building

Church History

Church History Library Goes "Green"

The innovative design and construction of the new Church History Library make the facility more than just an attractive venue for accessing the archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jesus healing children

Church History

Historical Plate Donated to the Church

On 21 January 2005, Brian Durrant of Solihull, England, officially presented to the Europe West Area Presidency an original Nauvoo Temple Plate, commemorating the dedication of the Nauvoo Temple in May of 1846.

Man in the Church History Library

Church History

Church History Library a Treasure for All Researchers

If you wanted to know the background on the Word of Wisdom, read an entry in Heber C. Kimball's diary or obtain a copy of your patriarchal blessing, you need only visit one place: the Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Martin Harris' Wallet

Church History

Martin Harris' Wallet Donated to Church of Jesus Christ

Descendants of a man who provided funding for the first printing of the Book of Mormon presented his wallet to the LDS Church on Friday, noting the $3,000 he donated in 1830 would be the equivalent of a $1.6 million gift in 2007.