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July 23, 2015

In celebration of 1,000 facebook likes, we are offering you a printable PDF of a Board of National Mission crossword puzzle, circa 1925. Anyone who shares or comments on our facebook post will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! If you comment on the post with a picture of your completed puzzle, you will be entered 5 times!

The crossword puzzle was published in 1925 in a pamphlet titled "A few Cross Words about the Budget." In the pamphlet, the newly organized...

July 14, 2015

Last month I was lucky enough to travel to Minneapolis, MN, to represent the Presbyterian Historical Society at the triennial Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women. As a new employee at PHS, I looked forward to learning about PW firsthand.

At the OGA booth, I joined my PHS colleagues Lisa Jacobson and Beth Hessel, as well as other representatives from the Office of the General Assembly. Throughout the Gathering we spoke with many wonderful women who had invested terrific amounts of time and...

February 10, 2015

For the first installment of our Staff Spotlight series, we sit down with Public Services Assistant Taja Jones to learn about her roles at PHS and what makes her tick. 

What do you do at PHS?

I draft letters for the Reference Archivists and retrieve materials for visiting researchers. I also conduct many of the Genealogy Research Service requests and manage the Facebook page. 

Tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a native Philadelphian and avid concertgoer (I’m...

November 13, 2014

On September 20, 2014, friends of the Presbyterian Historical Society gathered at Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church for a special event, In the Midst of Them: Shaping Sacred Spaces. The event explored how churches and church leaders define and create sacred spaces within different communities.

The gathering featured a unique worship service with music by the Old Pine Sacred Jazz Ensemble, led by Warren Cooper. After a welcome message from Old Pine’s pastor...

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