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November 9, 2018

We are so grateful for your support and past visits to the Presbyterian Historical Society. As PHS develops a volunteer program to allow our friends and neighbors ways to get more involved with our ministry, we are looking for personable and capable persons to volunteer time at our front desk to greet visitors and patrons and answer the phone. We would love to hear from you if you are interested. Please share the announcement below with friends and others at your church. If you would be able to get the announcement shared in your congregation’s bulletin, newsletter, or online website...

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...

July 16, 2018

Recent additions to the Pearl digital archive include a variety of foreign mission personal paper and photograph collections, a new web archives collection, and oral histories with...

June 19, 2018

Philadelphia, PA—The Presbyterian Historical Society is a 2018 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Project Grant recipient.

The grant award provides $285,000 of major support for Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers: Archives-Based Learning for Philadelphia Students, a two-year project that will help Philadelphia-area community college students use archival materials...

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