Church History – Articles

The Martyrdom
He went like a lamb to the slaughter; but was as calm as a summer's morning. This document walks you through the last month of Joseph Smith's life.
How We Got the Hill Cumorah
Ramah, Mormon Hill, Gold Bible Hill, Cumorah -- It has been known by many names over the years. In this article you will read how the church was able to purchase the hill in the early 20th century.
Porter Rockwell
During his lifetime "Old Port" was as famous as Wyatt Earp. -- A quick history of Orrin Porter Rockwell.
The Brigham City Tabernacle
In 1971 the Brigham City Tabernacle became one of the first buildings in Utah to be listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.
Ensign Peak
On July 24, 1847, from his wagon, Brigham Young, sick with mountain fever, raised up on his elbow, looked over the valley, and said, “This is the right place.” He then pointed to a mountain peak across the valley and said, “I want to go there."
The Kirtland Temple
Speaking of the events surrounding the Kirtland temple, Oliver Cowdery said, "The visions were too glorious to describe."
The Kirtland Temple and the Jewish Passover
Stephen D. Hicks discusses the appearance of Elijah and Moses in the Kirtland Temple and the Jewish Passover. (Sourse: BYU Studies)
The Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon
All three of these men became disaffected with the Church later in their lives, but neither of them ever denied what they saw.
Historical Accounts of the First Vision
Studying the various accounts of the first vision can strengthen testimony and give great insight into the nature of God.
The Hill Cumorah Monument
Allen P. Gerritsen documents the facinating history of the Hill Cumorah Monument. (Source: Neal A. Maxwell Institute)
Church Buys Haun's Mill
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Saturday that it purchased 6,000 acres of Missouri farmland and three historical sites from the Community of Christ. (Source -- Deseret News)
Mormons Celebrate 175 Years of the Church in the UK
Mormons from all over celebrate 175 years of the church in the UK with a pageant.