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November 29, 2017
The Presbyterian Historical Society is excited to welcome two new members to our staff.
 
Archives Technician Cecilia Figliuolo will primarily work digitizing records from the PHS collection, including the American Presbyterian/Reformed Historic Sites Registry. Cecilia graduated from Arcadia...
December 9, 2016

Sonia Prescott is the newest member to join the staff of the Presbyterian Historical Society. As our Reference Assistant, she is primarily responsible for retrieving materials from the archives for our in-house researchers and responding to reference inquiries, such as genealogy questions and requests for ...

July 15, 2016

Welcome to the Presbyterian Historical Society, Yvonne!

Yvonne Wathen started this month as records manager for the PC(USA). As a PHS staff member based at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, she will administer the records management program for the national agencies of the church, working with all types of records—paper-based, electronic, and audio-visual. Yvonne will make sure that records of permanent value are transferred to PHS for long-term preservation and access. Additionally, she will provide consultation and assistance to national office staff regarding all...

March 7, 2016

Herbert B. Beverly, PHS Building Superintendent, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016, following a valiant battle with cancer. Herb faced death with the absolute certainty of his salvation through his faith in Jesus Christ. His imprint is everywhere at the Presbyterian Historical Society, and we are deeply grateful for the time he shared with us.

Herb grew up in Philadelphia; he used to tell me stories about riding horses in Fairmount Park and the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. A man of constant activity, he was passionate about sports, including swimming, track...

December 16, 2015

For the past six months, people have asked me, “Are you settled yet?” What a seemingly simple question that is, yet I never quite know how to answer it. What counts as settled?

As far as my home life is concerned, my children are making friends and doing well at school, there are more places I can travel to without relying on Google maps, and my attention is turning from unpacking and painting to repairs around the house. Does that count as settled?

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