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January 15, 2019

In 2013, the Presbyterian Historical Society began collecting the websites of the national agencies, synods, presbyteries, and General Assemblies of the PC(USA) through the Internet Archive’s...

January 14, 2019

--By Fred Heuser

William Bayard Miller joined the church triumphant on December 14, 2018. When I learned of his passing, I was saddened by the loss of a dear friend, colleague, and mentor who served the church from 1957 until his retirement in 1989.

Bill was an innovator whose tenure as PHS Executive Director transformed a quaint Philadelphia institution into a...

January 10, 2019

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award seven Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations in 2019. 

The winners come from six states and Puerto Rico:

Anderson Presbyterian Church (Jackson, Tenn.), organized 1893.

First Presbyterian Church (Sylvan Grove, Kan.), organized 1876.

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January 8, 2019

One of the most interesting things about working in an archive is that you never know what you will find inside records. While working on a Genealogy Research Service request related to the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, Ohio, I came across some unexpected drawings and figures. Reproduced in this post you can see the pages that caught my eye. (Click images to enlarge.)

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December 17, 2018

The Presbyterian Historical Society is the place where the stories that inspire our hearts, our minds, and our lives safely reside. It is where we find accounts of the deep faith, courage, compassion, and strength of individuals, congregations, and institutions that helped shape the history of our country and the world.

As you read in Beth’s review of 2018, PHS is continually adapting and expanding to stay relevant and meet the needs of our denomination in the 21st...

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