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December 17, 2018

The Presbyterian Historical Society is the place where the stories that inspire our hearts, our minds, and our lives safely reside. It is where we find accounts of the deep faith, courage, compassion, and strength of individuals, congregations, and institutions that helped shape the history of our country and the world.

As you read in Beth’s review of 2018, PHS is continually adapting and expanding to stay relevant and meet the needs of our denomination in the 21st...

December 14, 2018

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--by Beth S. Hessel, Executive Director

Earlier this year I saw a truck...

December 13, 2018

Many of the exciting new initiatives the Presbyterian Historical Society launched in 2018 are reflected in Pearl, the Society's home for digitized and born-digital collections. Pearl provides researchers online access to a rapidly growing repository of images, publications, audio, and video content. In 2018, 2,400 items were added.

Oral history content is one of the PHS initiatives that picked up digital steam in 2018. Staff traveled across the country to interview prominent Presbyterians and collect stories that fill...

November 20, 2018

On November 5, I drove to Silver Spring, MD, to visit longtime director of the PC(USA) Washington Office and sometime lightning rod for the American far right, the Rev. Elenora Giddings Ivory. In the course of our conversations, and a recorded oral history interview, I learned a great deal about the foundations of Rev. Giddings Ivory's work in legislative advocacy and ecumenism. I left town in the afternoon with an...

November 12, 2018

It was the book that caused a riot and a war. Prior to the 1637 publication of the Book of Common Prayer, the Church of Scotland was a hodgepodge of reformed theology and Episcopalian government. It had presbyteries and synods, but also bishops.

However, most churches in Scotland used John Knox’s Book of Common Order, also known as Knox’s Liturgy, instead of...

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