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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...

July 14, 2015

More than a century before the start of the Protestant Reformation, the Czech reformer Jan Hus paid for his beliefs with his life.

He was born in Bohemia in 1369, during a time of schism in the Roman Catholic Church—a time of popes, antipopes, and attacks on the church’s hierarchy. Hus received a university education in Prague before being ordained a priest in 1400. He joined other Bohemian reformers who advocated for preaching in the native Czech language rather...

July 14, 2015

The Presbyterian Historical Society documents the experiences of Presbyterians from across the country. As part of our series on regional history, here are five stories about the Los Angeles area collected by PHS.

1) First Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, Calif.) session minutes, 1874-1879. (VAULT BX 9211  .C20007 F51 v.1)

Los Angeles was not easily moved to the cause of Presbyterianism in the late nineteenth century....

July 10, 2015

In today's digitally saturated world, we're creating more data than ever before. Records of known importance we save in preservation friendly file formats, ensuring findability and security. But what about digital ephemera--the by-product of our digital interactions with each other? What's being done about those data points?


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