Tell The Story

Help tell your story.

When the Adventist Archives receives a piece of Adventist history—be it an artifact or an old letter—we invest considerable resources into preserving it. Why spend time and money preserving Adventist history? Ellen G. White had this to say in 1915 in her book, Life Sketches: "We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us and His teaching in our past history."

Unless our history is actively preserved, it will be lost. And if our "past history" is lost, then we will "forget the way the Lord has led us". At Adventist Archives we work to preserve our past history in order that the Seventh-day Adventist family can remember it and learn from it.

If you’d like to be a part of this unique ministry of saving our heritage, join the "Tell the Story" Circle of supporters of the Adventist Archives.

Members of the Tell the Story Circle:

  • receive a special membership pin.
  • are the first to learn of exciting new finds.
  • get a private tour of the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research.
  • have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to pass on Adventist history to the next generation.

Here’s how you can become a Tell the Story Circle Member and help save the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

  • Donate online via
  • Donate offline by sending a check to Archives, Research and Statistics, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904.

In 1903, Ellen G. White wrote to Arthur G. Daniells, General Conference president from 1901 to 1922. "Again and again I have been shown," she wrote, "that the past experiences of God's people are not to be counted as dead facts."

With your help, the past history of the Seventh-day Adventist Churchyour past historywill be anything but dead facts.

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