3 Mormon celebrities who have spoken in general conference

Today speakers for the general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are chosen from among the general authorities and general officers of the Church. Other Church members with significant influence are given other opportunities [...]

7 things Relief Society doesn’t do anymore (and 3 it does)

The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints turns 175 years old on March 17th, and women around the world are celebrating with activities, service projects, dinners and more. But the original members of the Relief [...]

Double Purple Heart Marine vet talks about holding his dying friend, being captured by the enemy and living with PTSD

The Korean War may not be discussed much in schools, but it’s not something Marine Corps veteran William Baucom of Pleasant Grove, Utah will soon forget. William “Bill” Baucom, now 87 years old, was starting college as a freshman [...]

8 LDS Church leaders who served in the armed forces

On Friday, the United States celebrates Veterans Day, a day we honor individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have served in the military as well as Church [...]

The problem that canceled general conference twice

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world are looking forward to general conference. The semiannual event will be held this weekend, just as it has every six months since 1848. That is, every six months [...]

Who were the pioneers?: 12 little-known facts that tell their migration story

So you think you know the pioneers? Think again. Contrary to the belief of some, not all pioneers were the same. The 70,000 people who came to Utah during the decades of emigration in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were unique [...]

A century and counting: How girls camp has (and hasn’t) changed since 1912

The first Young Women camp was held during the summer of 1912 when the Liberty Stake in Salt Lake City took the girls in the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association (the forerunner to today’s Young Women organization) to the mountains [...]

The heartwarming story of Elder Bednar baptizing his father

This Father’s Day, many families in the LDS Church and around the world are sharing stories of their fathers. Many will tell about fathers who taught their children the gospel, baptized them, and led them along the gospel path. But in [...]

Experience Utah’s natural wonders during the National Parks Centennial

Happy birthday, National Parks Service! The federal bureau dedicated to protecting America’s national parks and monuments will mark its 100-year anniversary on Aug. 25. Utah is home to five national parks — more than any state except California [...]

5 notable Church history journals you can read online

Like family history records, Church history records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were once found mostly in large libraries and were difficult to locate. But also like family history records, the internet has made accessing [...]

Why early LDS women gave blessings of healing (and why we don’t today)

In the time since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1830, revelation has come to prophets and apostles a piece at a time. The Church has experienced steady progression as more revelation has been given to prophets [...]

10 ways general conference has changed in 40 years

The April 2016 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially began March 26 with the women’s session, the first of general conference. But 40 years ago, there was no such meeting — in fact, the general [...]

What’s in a Utah County name?

Ever drive I-15 through Utah County and wonder about the names of cities and towns you pass by? Lehi. American Fork. Orem. Provo. Springville. Santaquin. Where in the world do these names come from? Brigham Young University professor Richard [...]

3 other LDS temples built from existing structures

When the Provo City Center Temple is dedicated on March 20, it will become the 150th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide. It will be the 16th temple in Utah and second in Provo. And it will be the [...]

Not forgotten in the flames: Found in the ashes of the Provo Tabernacle

Following the devastating Provo Tabernacle fire on Dec. 17, 2010, Emily Utt, a historic sites curator with the LDS Church History Department, spent six months scouring the 14 tons of debris at the site. Emily and her team were looking for architectural [...]

de Azevedo’s 10 months of tears: Lex didn’t start the Provo Tabernacle fire

Musical legend Lex de Azevedo shed tears 10 months apart — both about the Provo Tabernacle. On Dec. 16, 2010, Lex and his performers rehearsed for his “Gloria” at the 150-year-old Provo Tabernacle. “I wrote this oratorio about the [...]

Team Player, Team Maker: BYU women’s volleyball coach shows what a winning record looks like

Elaine Michaelis has friends who want her to activate a Facebook account. They want to catch up, see how she’s doing, express gratitude for her 44 years in BYU athletics and her success as the coach with an 80 percent winning record out of [...]

A brief history of Y Mountain and the purchasing process

  It’s the most recognizable symbol, and most famous letter, in Utah County. The white Y emblazoned on Y Mountain stands as a landmark representing Brigham Young University and the values the school espouses. And there’s a fascinating [...]

20 crazy church history facts that seem impossible but aren’t

When President Monson was born in Salt Lake City in 1927, some of the original Mormon pioneers were still living there. In fact, when Gary E. Stevenson — the youngest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — was born in Utah in 1955, [...]

Brick by brick: A then and now look at Utah County buildings

Though the owners didn’t lay the cornerstones, modern-day entrepreneurs are making history with structures built 100 years ago. Then Just west of these shops in historic Downtown Provo is Mullet-Hoover, a jewelry and engraving company that [...]