Mormon Historic Sites Foundation
The Mormon Historic Sites Foundation (MHSF) is an independent organization that seeks to contribute to the memorialization of sites important to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The organization also maintains a database of historic sites of the LDS Church called the Mormon Historic Sites Registry.
The foundation was originally started in 1992 as the Ensign Peak Foundation, involved in the creation of Ensign Peak Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the success of this project the organization changed to its current name and undertook a broader mission. Their next major project was the restoration of Kirtland, Ohio including the working towards the relocation of the main road so visitors would not have to compete with traffic in visiting the historic sites there.
The MHSF produces a semiannual scholarly publication called Mormon Historical Studies. It features "essays, biographies, documents, book reviews, historical site descriptions, indexes, and archival listings relevant to subjects of general interest to Latter-day Saints".
Mormon Historical Studies was originally The Nauvoo Journal, until its name change in spring 2000. The Nauvoo Journal started with Lyman D. Platt and the Early Mormon Research Institute in 1989, intending to aid Mormon History "by bringing to light previously unknown and little used records, by correcting false research and traditions, by indexing of other difficult records, and by publishing many sources that are inaccessible to hundreds of interested family historians and genealogists".
- Junius F. Wells - the "Junius F. Wells Award" is given to individuals who promote the purposes of the Foundation
- Fred Woods - executive director
- J Malan Heslop - president for at least part of the time it was known as the Ensign Peak Foundation
- Historic Kirtland Village
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (April 2008)|
- "Welcome to the Mormon Historic Sites Registry!". Mormon Historic Sites Registry. Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. Archived from the original on 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
- Baugh, Alexander L. (November 7, 1998). "Haun's Mill remembered". Church News.
- "Publications", Mormon Historic Sites Foundation, accessed on 2008-03-26.
- Platt, Lyman D. (1989), "Early Mormon Sources, 1830-1900", The Nauvoo Journal, Volume 1. Early Mormon Research Institute, pp. 4. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
- Stahle, Shaun D. (August 9, 2003). "Preserving history with aid of historic sites foundation". Church News.
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