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8 things you may not have known about Joseph Smith obtaining the gold plates

by Yvonne Liu | September 22, 2020 | Makes You Think

This article was originally published by  LDS Living in August 2018 and is being shared again in recog...


5 things you never knew about the Christus statue

by Matthew O. Richardson, adapted from "The Christus Legacy" | August 27, 2020 | Fun

Editor's note: This adaptation from Matthew O. Richardson's  The Christus Legacy originally ra...


What did Brigham Young actually say? Church History series examines shorthand discrepancies

by Lindsey Williams | August 19, 2020 | From the Church

Chances are you have heard of Brigham Young, the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-d...


Explore the Joseph Smith Papers with this free online conference

by The Church Historian's Press | August 12, 2020 | From the Church

The Church Historian's Press announced that the 2020 Joseph Smith Papers Conference has moved to an online-...


Diaries of suffragist Emmeline B. Wells published online on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment 

by Newsroom of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | August 4, 2020

Coinciding with August being National Women’s Suffrage Month, the Church Historian’s Press has announced th...


From India to Cedar City: The lesser-known story of this brave woman in the Willie handcart company

by Jannalee Sandau | July 23, 2020 | Fun

When you think of pioneers, you most likely think of converts from England, Scandinavia, or the East Coast ...


What happened to Joseph and Emma Smith's children?

by Jannalee Sandau | June 27, 2020 | Makes You Think

This article originally ran on  LDS Living in  October 2015. Of the many hardships, Joseph Smith ...


What newspapers in the 1800s said about the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum

by Jannalee Sandau | June 27, 2020 | Makes You Think

This story originally ran on  LDS Living  in 2017.  Most members of the Church are familiar ...


17 historic Church sites are getting a name update. Here's why

by Danielle Christensen | June 16, 2020

Seventeen of the Church’s 26 historic sites have recently been renamed in order to “place greater emphasis ...


How a promise from Sister Ardeth Kapp was fulfilled years after it was made

by Danielle Christensen | May 28, 2020

It’s been 150 years since the founding of the Young Women organization. On May 25, 1870, President Brigham ...