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April 8, 2021

The Presbyterian Historical Society is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers (BKBB) exhibit. The six installation exhibit spotlights research projects by Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) students, with topics including the Black church, LGBTQIA+ inclusion, representative public art in Philadelphia, and white Christian attitudes toward Asian communities.

BKBB is an archives-based learning project that for two years has brought educators and students from Community College...

August 28, 2020
Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA, 2020. Photo by J. Barr.

Part one of this two-part series focused on the history of the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, considering it within the context of the past trends and controversies experienced by congregations across the denomination. This post looks at the church's contemporary life--its current ministry, engagement with the...

July 2, 2020

--by Maya Holman

I had decided at the end of 2019 that 2020 was going to be my year for experience, travel, and adventure. With this being the last year of my 20s, I had decided I was going to start doing more things outside of work and school and go to places I've always wanted to go and never made the time or effort. I had knocked Virginia off of my list early on visiting my cousin for her birthday in February, and I thought to myself “I’m off to a great start, I'm going to travel my butt off this year. World, here I come!” I still had California, Florida, Tennessee, and...

May 26, 2020

Eight student panelists from the Community College of Philadelphia are creating an exhibit as a part of Building Knowledge & Breaking Barriers: An Archives-Based Learning Project. Here two of the panelists discuss their hopes for the project and the PHS archives.

Interviewer Stephanie Santoro: How did you hear about and enter the program?

Briana Anthony: I was introduced through a CCP History in Architecture class taught by Professor Miles Grosbard.

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May 21, 2020
 
--by Chris Ludd

The Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church stands nobly at the corner of Germantown and Mt. Pleasant Avenues, in Philadelphia's northwest. A part of the community for well over a century, the church has a history that connects to one of the most prominent Presbyterian churches in Philadelphia, the Market Square Church.

From before its formal organization in 1880 to the present, the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church evolved from a small Bible study group born from...

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