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May 23, 2019
Clockwise from top left: Janet Lowery and Elizabeth Wittrig; Charles Yerkes; Youngeun Koo; Clifton Kirkpatrick and Pope John Paul II.

A message of thanks from one of our constituents

The archivists...

May 12, 2019

On March 25th, the Charles H. Cook Memorial Building of the First Presbyterian Church of Sacaton, Arizona burned to the ground. Authorities of the Gila River Indian Community soon arrested three suspects for arson. For one church elder, the fire was a reminder of...

May 1, 2019

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award three Research Fellowship grants for 2019.

Dr. Leanne Calvert of the University of Hertfordshire; Yasmina El Chami, a graduate student at the University of Cambridge; and Kevin Rose, a graduate student at the University of Virginia, were chosen from a record-tying number of applicants. PHS received applications from fifteen...

January 31, 2019

--Beth Shalom Hessel, Executive Director

On January 5, 2019, one of the standard bearers for Presbyterian history, James Hutchinson Smylie, joined the great cloud of witnesses who have completed the race. As we join with family, friends, and colleagues in remembering his life and a ministry well-done...

January 25, 2019

--by Beth Shalom Hessel, Executive Director

The Presbyterian Historical Society staff, board, and volunteers join with our sisters and brothers in Christ across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in mourning the loss of two fellow disciples and leaders in our denomination, the Rev. Dr. Leon Fanniel and the Rev. Dr. Laird Stuart. As we grieve their deaths, we also rejoice in the sure knowledge that Leon and Laird are living the promised fullness of life with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Famously and fondly remembered as “the Bishop” by pastors and lay leaders in the...

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