Kenneth Mays

Kenny Mays has been a teacher for the Department of Seminaries and Institutes for over 35 years. He is currently assigned at the institute at LDS Business College. 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 is a trustee of the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation.


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The restored village and new visitors center at Kirtland, Ohio, is a site for all who have interest in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Another popular stop for families in Nauvoo, Illinois, is the Webb Blacksmith Shop, where skilled missionaries show visitors various aspects of life for a wainwright.
A fun and novel way for visitors to gain an overview of what to see and do while visiting Nauvoo, Illinois, is to take a wagon ride.
President Wilford Woodruff experienced health problems near the end of his life. He passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 1898, in the Isaac Trumbo home in San Francisco, California.
Former members of the Mormon Battalion heading to Utah blazed some 170 miles of new trail through the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. It became a popular route for thousands of others headed in the opposite direction ...
As former members of the Mormon Battalion cut a road through the Sierra Nevada, they discovered the bodies of three of their scouts who had been brutally murdered.
The Land and Records Office allows one to find out “who lived where” in Nauvoo, Illinois, during the early to mid-1840s.
A little river served an important role for the Saints settling temporarily near Council Bluffs, Iowa, prior to their crossing the Missouri River to Winter Quarters, Nebraska.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, ended the Mormon trek across Iowa and served as a site for many to prepare to finish the journey to Utah the following year. The Mormon Battalion began its famous march here.
A marvelous visitors' center interprets the period when the Mormon Battalion spent some time at present-day San Diego. Battalion members provided assistance for a number of improvements that greatly benefited t...