The Mercersburg Society will host their annual convocation, celebrating 500 years of reform, from June 5 – 7, 2017, on the campus of the Lancaster Theological Seminary. More information, including a list of speakers, is available here.
Adamstown Books, a used and antiquarian store located on the Seminary campus, will be having an ERHS week from Wednesday 09/21 through our annual meeting on Saturday 09/24 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day. 20% of sales that week will be donated to ERHS! Come early to shop before the annual meeting. In addition to Religion and Theology, the store has a variety of categories including Pennsylvania History, Genealogy, Civil War, Art, and more.
You can still participate even if you won’t be in Lancaster that week. Just place an online order on the store’s website – www.adamstownbooks.com – anytime in September and ERHS will receive 20% of the proceeds, no special code or coupon necessary.
The ERHS Board is in the process of revising the Society’s bylaws. Click here for a draft of the proposed bylaws.
Mercersburg Convocation June 6 – 8, 2016
Lancaster Theological Seminary
555 W. James St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Meghan Phillips, ERHS office manager and archives assistant, has been selected as a recipient of a LancasterHistory.org NEH Fellowship for research conducted at LancasterHistory.org. Over the year of her fellowship, Meghan will work with the staff at LancasterHistory.org and ERHS to create a presentation on German Reformed Contributions to Lancaster County History.
For more information about the fellowship program, please visit: http://lancasterhistory.org/join-us/opportunities-at-lancasterhistory-org/neh-fellowships/fellowship-opportunities
December 2015 NewsVol. 38 iss3 (pdf file)
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We are pleased to welcome Meghan Phillips as the new Office Manager and Archives Assistant! She and Jennifer will work together during August to give her an opportunity to learn about the archives and daily operations. Please be patient and understand that the extent of our collections and range of responsibilities is a lot for one part time staff member to handle.
Phillip Anglin has left his post as Archivist to enter the Catholic Seminary. We wish him the best as he follows his calling to the priesthood.
Seminary student and archives intern Angela Smith is working on a research project and will be blogging about it; we will have more to share with you soon!
Our Board of Directors has approved an increase in membership and use fees.
Please remember to join us for the annual meeting in September.
Archivist Phillip Anglin and Archivist Emeritus Richard Berg were at the ERHS booth in the Exhibit Hall during General Synod, June 26-30 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The annual meeting of the ERHS will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in the Hafer Center, second floor of the Philip Schaff Library on the campus of the Lancaster Theological Seminary. Please join us! The keynote speaker will be Margaret Bendroth, Executive Director of the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston.