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1852 Circle

Named in honor of the year PHS was founded, the 1852 Circle provides substantial support that underwrites the preservation of invaluable historic documents as well as programs and services at the Society.

Circle members make gifts of $1,000 or more each year. Their tax-deductible contributions guarantee the strength and vitality of our Research Fellowship Program, the Journal of Presbyterian History, and Church Preservation Grants, as well as workshops for congregations, presbyteries, Presbyterian Women groups, stated clerks, and many others.

Becoming an 1852 Circle member helps PHS share the heritage of American Presbyterianism with wider audiences than ever before.

1852 Circle


1852 Circle members receive a variety of benefits:

PHS Matters monthly e-newsletter
Presbyterian Heritage bi-annual print newsletter
Electronic and print versions of The Journal of Presbyterian History
Listing in the Annual Donor Roll in the Spring issue of Presbyterian Heritage
Participation in Time Travelers, a reciprocal membership program with cultural institutions all over the country 
20% discount on PHS services
Recognition in The Journal of Presbyterian History
One complimentary Genealogy Research Service Request
Online Access to 100 years of past issues of The Journal of Presbyterian History
Special recognition at the Society
Please contact Kim Shiley at [email protected] or (215) 928-3889 to learn more about the 1852 Circle.