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May 28, 2017

Recent additions to the Pearl digital archive include a variety of new archival, photographic, book, audio, and video items covering topics such as domestic and foreign mission work, Civil Rights, and Cuban and Palestinian refugees. 


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.


May 16, 2017

Chaos! Mayhem! Everything won’t be done on time! We don’t have enough food! We don’t have enough vendors!

These are just some of the thoughts that were going through the minds of staff members at the Presbyterian Historical Society days before their first ever outdoor fundraising event, “A Taste of History.” The fears were there for many reasons. No one on staff had ever organized an event quite like the one they wanted to create—something big and successful that raised a lot of money....

February 16, 2017
This post is the first in a new series highlighting recent additions to the Pearl digital archive. This month, we are especially excited to share a variety of new archival, photographic, book, audio, and video collections covering topics such as the American Revolution, mission work, Civil Rights, and the Vietnam War. Featured historical figures include John Witherspoon, George Duffield, Isabel Rogers, Joseph P. Cochran, John A. Redhead, James Baldwin, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Calvin Thielman....
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...

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