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May 18, 2017

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of “Presbyterians and the American Revolution,” an in-house exhibit at 425 Lombard Street in Philadelphia.

The new exhibit features sixty items from the Revolutionary War, its build-up, and aftermath. Original manuscripts, rare publications, digitized images, and evocative artifacts fill the PHS lobby. A related hallway display remembers Presbyterian celebrations of the centennial and bicentennial.


January 18, 2017

Each new year brings us forward in time. 2017 also takes us back.

The calendar for the next twelve months presents an impressive number of historic celebrations and significant remembrances closely linked to Presbyterianism in America and around the world. At PHS we’ll be connecting these commemorations to the Society’s service ministry using our 2017 theme: Celebrate, Remember, Share.[1]

The word “anniversary” was first used for Catholic feasts commemorating...

January 3, 2017

PHS is seeking a Director of Development to be responsible for PHS’ entire development effort and the execution of annual fundraising plan; to strengthen the Society’s ability to raise major and planned gifts through formalized processes of prospect research, cultivation, and stewardship; to supervise the Development Associate, who handles the annual appeal and membership programs; and to partner with the Director of Communications and Marketing to produce an integrated message to all audiences with the goal of raising awareness as well as increased financial support for PHS....

December 19, 2016

The staff of PHS enjoyed getting to know our four new Board Directors during our November meeting: Cathy Criss Adams, Jay Darling, Margaret Elliott and Peter Whitelock. Each brings to the Society an impressive array of experiences and insights that are already helping us serve Presbyterians, congregations, mid councils, and general researchers.


Cathy Criss Adams of Birmingham, Alabama, is a member of Independent Presbyterian...

July 15, 2016

Welcome to the Presbyterian Historical Society, Yvonne!

Yvonne Wathen started this month as records manager for the PC(USA). As a PHS staff member based at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, she will administer the records management program for the national agencies of the church, working with all types of records—paper-based, electronic, and audio-visual. Yvonne will make sure that records of permanent value are transferred to PHS for long-term preservation and access. Additionally, she will provide consultation and assistance to national office staff regarding all...

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