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April 26, 2022
Tehran Community School, 1940. 

The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) is pleased to partner with Dr. Matthew Shannon—Associate Professor of History at Emory & Henry College and Research Fellow at the Baskerville Institute—for the Community School Oral History Project.

The Community School Oral History Project (CSOHP) explores the history of the...

April 25, 2022

In 2016, PHS began collecting records in memory of Pam Byers—the first Executive Director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians—to document fully all sides and perspectives on the forty-year movement for ordination and marriage rights in the PC(USA). Through her generosity, faith, and commitment to justice, Pam McLucas Byers united Presbyterians across the theological spectrum in conversations about the rights of LGBTQIA+ Presbyterians.

We’re thrilled to...

April 25, 2022

In the Spring of 2020, PHS documented moments of hope amidst the COVID-19 pandemic through our Easter Sermon Collection. Later that year, the country grieved and grappled with its legacy of racial violence in the wake of the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.

As stewards of history, we at PHS have a responsibility to not only document what has happened in the past, but to recognize the history we are living through today. Moved by the nationwide protests that...

February 7, 2022

The Presbyterian Historical Society is thrilled to welcome three new staff members this winter. 

Records Manager Kyna Herzinger began on January 18. Kyna came to PHS from the University of Louisville’s Archives and Special Collections where she spent five years as the Archivist for University Records and Records Manager. Kyna will be working out of the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, KY, and will administer the records management program for the PC(USA) agencies, ensuring that...

December 18, 2021

On December 9, PHS Executive Director Nancy J. Taylor, Director of Development Luci Duckson-Bramble, and Director of Communications Kristen Gaydos gathered for a conversation on Zoom and Facebook. During the event, they looked back at 2021 and shared what they're most excited about in 2022.

Click the video below to watch the session.

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