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PHS Awards Seven Heritage Preservation Grants

January 10, 2019
Iglesia Presbiteriana en Rincón (Rincón, P.R.), 1957, and Embudo Presbyterian Church (Dixon, N.M.), 1939.

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award seven Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations in 2019. 

The winners come from six states and Puerto Rico:

Anderson Presbyterian Church (Jackson, Tenn.), organized 1893.

First Presbyterian Church (Sylvan Grove, Kan.), organized 1876.

West Adirondack Presbyterian Church (Star Lake, N.Y.), successor to churches organized in 1897 and 1903.

First Presbyterian Church (Luling, Tex.), organized 1877.

Iglesia Presbiteriana en Rincón (Rincón, P.R.), organized 1908.

Embudo Presbyterian Church (Dixon, N.M.), organized 1889.

Midway First Presbyterian Church (Midway, Ga.), organized 1868.

The Heritage Preservation Grant program was established in 2001, PHS's 150th anniversary. Sustained this year by donations to our annual fund, each in-kind grant of $500 will cover much of the cost of digitizing a congregation's vital records, including session minutes and church registers.

As ever, we thank all congregations that took the time to prepare an application. This was a banner year--with 28 applicants. If your congregation is older than fifty years and has fewer than 250 members, you can apply for the next grant cycle. The deadline is October 31 every year.

You can help support this vital program by making an online contribution here. You may also mail your payment to Development Department, Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Thank you.