Kenneth Mays
Kenny Mays is a teacher at the Salt Lake University Institute adjacent to the University of Utah and a board member of the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. For decades he has been studying and photographing LDS Church historical sites to assist in the preservation of Latter-day Saint history and where it unfolded. Kenny's images and articles have been published in numerous sources and symposia including the Deseret News' Mormon Times (weekly), the Ensign, LDS Church News, Mormon Historical Studies, Pioneer Magazine, LDS mission site guides, a number of DVDs, the BYU Religious Education Image Archives and elsewhere. He has five children and 12 grandchildren.

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During the time that Lilburn W. Boggs served as governor of the state of Missouri (1837-1841), he was required to live at Jefferson City, the capitol of the state. He then returned to live in Independence at a ...
The images seen here identify the original foundation of a small LDS meetinghouse constructed in 1840 in Ramus, Illinois, which is now known as Webster.
During the end of 1838, Joseph Smith and some 50 others were arrested and eventually brought to Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. The prisoners were held at three different locations in Richmond, including the Ra...
This Nauvoo, Illinois, dwelling was built as a duplex shared by Erastus Snow and Nathaniel Ashby and their families.
A good number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints settled in Montrose on the Iowa side of the river as Nauvoo was being established on the Illinois side.
In an expanse of desert about 15 miles east of what is now Douglas, Arizona, the Mormon Battalion set up a rest camp near the San Bernardino Ranch in early December 1846.
Located on River Road in Independence, Missouri, the Mound Grove Cemetery is home to several sites of interest to students of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The original Seventies Hall was constructed as a place where members of the Seventy could assemble to conduct quorum business.
Seen here is the Mormon Handcart Historic Site where the handcart pioneers, along with several companies of wagons, camped under extreme conditions.
Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the handcart pioneers.