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May 11, 2021

On March 31, Dr. Heather J. Sharkey and staff from the Presbyterian Historical Society explored PHS’s collection of community cookbooks.

To celebrate National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), PHS staff and Dr. Heather J. Sharkey, Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, hosted a webinar that discussed the...

May 11, 2021

On April 15, 2021 PHS welcomed Barry Smith, the historian of Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church in Chicago, who describe his personal experience working with the David Sindt Papers and knowing David.

David Sindt (1940-1986) was the founder of Presbyterians for Lesbian/Gay Concerns, which is still working today as More Light Presbyterians. In the early 1970s, Sindt...

May 11, 2021

On March 18, 2021 staff from the Presbyterian Historical Society shared stories from the PHS collections that highlight the extraordinary work of women in the church.

Click below to hear Allison Davis talk about the In Her Own Right digitization project; Sonia Prescott share about Tillie Paul Tamaree, the first Native American woman elected as an elder in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S...

April 8, 2021

The Presbyterian Historical Society is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers (BKBB) exhibit. The six installation exhibit spotlights research projects by Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) students, with topics including the Black church, LGBTQIA+ inclusion, representative public art in Philadelphia, and white Christian attitudes toward Asian communities.

BKBB is an archives-based learning project that for two years has brought educators and students from Community College...

March 8, 2021

On March 4, Robert D. Stoddard, Jr. joined PHS Director of Communications Fred Tangeman for a conversation about his new book, Sarah and Her Sisters: American Missionary Pioneers in Arab Female Education, 1834-1937

Sarah Huntington Smith organized a school for girls that would revolutionize female education in the Near East and begin bending the cultural arch toward female equality. Stoddard's recent history, Sarah and Her Sisters: American Missionary...

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