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PHS Awards Six Heritage Preservation Grants

January 27, 2023
First Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, Indiana, organized 1840

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award six Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations in 2023. The winners are:

Woodland Presbyterian Church (Paw Creek, N.C.), organized 1868
First Presbyterian Church (Jeffersonville, N.Y.), organized 1845
First Presbyterian Church (Lebanon, Ind.), organized 1840
First Presbyterian Church (Shelbyville, Ky.), organized 1819
First Presbyterian Church (Mount Dora, Fla.), organized 1955
United Presbyterian Church (Cortland, N.Y.), organized 1824

The Heritage Preservation Grant program was established in 2001. Sustained by donations to the PHS annual fund, each in-kind grant supports imaging of 700 pages of a congregation's vital records, including session minutes and registers. More than 100 congregations -- chiefly small, rural, and organized early -- have had either microfilm or digital images produced over the more than 20-year history of the program.

As ever, historically Black Presbyterian churches can get free digitization, through our African American Leaders and Congregations fund. African American congregations can have their session minutes and registers imaged at PHS, up to 1200 pages of text, at no cost. We can then either secure the original records in the archives, or return them to the church.

You can help support PHS's programs by making an online contribution here.