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June 12, 2020

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has forced General Assembly 224 into a virtual space, Baltimore remains the host city of record. This will be Baltimore’s eighth time hosting a General Assembly.

A sprawling metro area bridging South and North, land and tidewater, Baltimore was the stage for 19th century assemblies where regional schisms and attempts at reunification were hotly debated. The city’s 20th century assemblies showed a Church...

April 6, 2020

PHS is excited to announce our new Executive Director: Nancy J. Taylor.

Nancy, who led PHS from July 2019 to March 2020 as Acting Executive Director, was named the Executive Director following a national search and interview process.

The executive director search committee, composed of representatives of the PHS Board, Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA), and Office of the General Assembly staff, completed its work in late March. The Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), endorsed the committee’s...

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...

October 19, 2018
Human Sexuality Committee at the 203rd General Assembly, Baltimore, MD, 1991. View the new Pearl collection on LGBTQIA+ history.

October is LGBT History Month, a fitting time for PHS to announce the public phase of our Pam Byers Memorial Collecting Initiative. Financial support for the...

August 15, 2018

PHS is pleased to welcome Clorinda Moore as our new Development Associate. She started work on Monday.

Kim Shiley, PHS Director of Development, noted Clorinda's development background in an email to PHS staff announcing her hiring.

"Clorinda comes to PHS from her most recent position at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, where she worked as Membership Coordinator," Kim wrote. "Her other development-related positions include the Mt. Cuba Center, PA Horticultural Society, and Winterthur. Clorinda has a bachelor’s degree from Rider University, a certificate in...

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