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January 17, 2020
Gerald W. Gillette, ca. 1990. [Pearl ID: 6573]

One year ago I was honored to write remembrances about two pillars of the Presbyterian Historical Society who had passed away within a few weeks of each other. William B. Miller, the Executive Director and my predecessor, joined the Church...

January 16, 2020
"Close the Saloons" poster, 1918. [Pearl ID: 139358]

One hundred years ago today, the United States officially went dry.

On January 16, 1919, the United States ratified the Eighteenth Amendment with approval by 36 states, establishing a constitutional ban on alcoholic beverages and entering the country into what is commonly referred to as the Prohibition Era. One year later, the outlaw of “intoxicating liquors” went into full effect...

January 15, 2020
Bradley Longfield's article appears in the Fall/Winter 2019 Journal.

The latest issue of The Journal of Presbyterian History features an article by Bradley Longfield, Professor of Church History at Dubuque Theological Seminary. Dr. Longfield writes about the early twentieth century Fundamentalist-Modernist conflict through the lens of...

January 14, 2020

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award four Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations in 2020. The winners come from four states:

Handsboro Presbyterian Church (Gulfport, Miss.) -- organized 1877
United Presbyterian Church (Sackets Harbor, N.Y.) -- organized 1816
Graham Presbyterian Church (North Vernon, Ind.) -- organized 1817
...

January 9, 2020

--by Celia Shao

During a recent student exhibit panel meeting we discussed ways small objects can tell a larger story. I spoke about the pin pictured above, which I purchased from the Friends Pop Up shop in New York City this fall in celebration of the show’s 25th anniversary of airing. It...

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