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Individual Membership

Sometimes one person can change history. This is the strength of conviction and the quiet power of faith. This is how people are shaping America and the world. And this story is being told at PHS. With the simple act of joining, your one-year membership can keep their inspiring stories alive and make your own mark on history.

Join or renew today. You can also give a gift membership. Once you make your selection and payment, we will provide a form where you can indicate the recipient.

Don't want to sign-up online? Please print and mail your membership form, or call 215-928-3895.

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BENEFITS AND OPTIONS

Patron $50 - $124 (Students $30)

Benefits include:

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Historian $125 - $249

All of the above plus

  • Subscription to the print version of the Journal of Presbyterian History
  • Listing in Annual Donor Roll
  • 10% Discount on PHS services

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Fellow $250 - $499

All of the above plus

  • One complimentary Genealogy Research Service request
  • Online access to 100 years of past issues of the Journal of Presbyterian History

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Scholar $500 - $999

All of the above plus

  • Recognition in the Journal of Presbyterian History
  • 20% discount on PHS services
  • Commemorative Brick Paver on Heritage Walk

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1852 CIRCLE

Become a member of the 1852 Circle to deepen your relationship with PHS. 1852 Circle members make significant contributions that sustain PHS as a premier research institution. They also preserve unique collections for current and future generations. 

Eugene Carson Blake $1,000 - $2,499

In August 1963, as Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., the Reverend Eugene Carson Blake joined the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

All of the above plusComplimentary Fellow level membership to give to another person

  • Special recognition at PHS

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Maria Fearing $2,500 - $4,999

Known as “Mother From Far Away,” Maria Fearing spent 21 years in the Congo mission field caring for ill and orphaned girls following her recruitment by the Reverend William Henry Sheppard in 1894.

All of the above plus

  • Behind the scenes tour of PHS for up to ten people

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Pearl S. Buck $5,000 - $9,999

Pearl S. Buck served as a Presbyterian missionary to China from 1914 to 1933. Her experiences there were the basis of The Good Earth, and its epic depictions of peasant life in China earned the book a Pulitzer Prize and helped Buck win a Nobel Prize in Literature.

All of the above plus

  • Private lunch and tour with the PHS Executive Director

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John Witherspoon $10,000 and up

A leading statesman during the Revolutionary War, the Reverend John Witherspoon was one of 12 Presbyterians to sign the Declaration of Independence and the only clergyman.

All of the above plus

  • Opportunity to host a private event at PHS

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MORE INFORMATION

Access to Benefits
Once PHS receives your membership selection and payment, a membership packet will be sent to you explaining how to access your exclusive benefits.

Heritage Walk Commemorative Brick Pavers
If you select a membership level that includes a commemorative brick paver, an individual or congregation of your choice will be honored on the Presbyterian Historical Society's Heritage Walk. Detailed information will be provided to you once your membership form is processed.

Don’t want to be a member, but want to support PHS? No problem! Contributions big and small make a difference. Give online, by phone 215-627-1852, or by mail, Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard Street, 19147.

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