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Sister missionaries take children on walking tour of Historic Nauvoo

Church History

Service Behind the Scenes

When Historic Nauvoo opens to the public again, the seen and the unseen will combine to help visitors understand more than their eyes could ever teach them.

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.