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January 18, 2017

As inauguration day nears, we thought we'd highlight four items with presidential ties from our Rare Document collection.

1. Woodrow Wilson, President 1913-1921

2. Herbert Hoover, President 1929-1933

3. Franklln D. Roosevelt, President 1933-1945


January 13, 2017

Written with lead contributor Bill Brock

When I began working here in the spring of 2014, one of the first tasks assigned to me was aiding our Collections Management Archivist, Bill Brock, in cleaning up collection guides after their migration to the new PHS website. The process primarily involved reviewing the guides for presentation and accuracy of content. Some guides needed only simple editing while others required working with the collections. The most challenging guide thus far has been...

January 4, 2017

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to report that we have awarded Heritage Preservation Grants to five PC(USA) congregations. The winners are:

  • Community United Presbyterian Church (New Alexandria, Pa.), organized in 1805.
  • First Presbyterian Church (Perrysville, Ohio), organized in 1818.
  • First African Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.), organized in 1825.
  • First Presbyterian Church (Lincoln, Ill.), organized in 1866.
  • First Presbyterian Church (Kalispell, Mont.), organized in 1892.

The Heritage...

January 3, 2017

PHS is seeking a Director of Development to be responsible for PHS’ entire development effort and the execution of annual fundraising plan; to strengthen the Society’s ability to raise major and planned gifts through formalized processes of prospect research, cultivation, and stewardship; to supervise the Development Associate, who handles the annual appeal and membership programs; and to partner with the Director of Communications and Marketing to produce an integrated message to all audiences with the goal of raising awareness as well as increased financial support for PHS....

December 19, 2016

The staff of PHS enjoyed getting to know our four new Board Directors during our November meeting: Cathy Criss Adams, Jay Darling, Margaret Elliott and Peter Whitelock. Each brings to the Society an impressive array of experiences and insights that are already helping us serve Presbyterians, congregations, mid councils, and general researchers.


Cathy Criss Adams of Birmingham, Alabama, is a member of Independent Presbyterian...

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