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August 14, 2017

Recently the Presbyterian Historical Society upgraded to the newest version of Koha, the software behind our online library catalog, Calvin.  Here’s a quick tour of enhancements that we hope will improve your search and discovery experience. 

Locating congregation records can be tricky when all you have is sketchy information:  “I know that the church was called ‘First Presbyterian Church’ and it was somewhere in North Carolina. Or maybe it was Second Presbyterian Church? . . .”  To help you build a successful search...

July 21, 2017

2017 marks the 300th anniversary of the Presbytery of Philadelphia. In honor of that major celebration, presbytery churches are writing brief, updated congregation histories. Susan Aggarwal, a member of the presbytery's History Team and of PHS's Delaware Valley Council, is collecting these histories and sharing them with PHS. All completed histories can be viewed on the PHS website using the Philadelphia Presbytery 300 blog tag.

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July 17, 2017

The Presbyterian Historical Society is proud to announce Kim A. Shiley as our new Director of Development. She begins her work at PHS today.

“Kim brings years of experience as a director of development and an executive director for organizations in Philadelphia,” said the Reverend Dr. Beth Hessel, our Executive Director and the Associate Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of the General Assembly. “She also has a deep faith background. We all look forward to working with her...

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. 

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

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.

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