This Day In History Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 2016
(changes weekly; click on title above or on the month navigation link for previous entries on Presbyterian history)
On September 26, 1759, Presbyterian Rev. Samuel Davies was inaugurated asPresident of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).
On Oct. 1, 1777, the Continental Congress appointed joint chaplains, including Presbyterian Minister George Duffield (1732-1790).
On October 1, 1912, the Texas-Mexican Industrial Institute in Kingsville, Texas, opened with 50 boys of Mexican descent and led by the Rev. James W. Skinner, president from 1912 - 1931. The school was approved by the Presbyterian Synod of Texas in 1910. In 1956, the school merged with the Presbyterian School for Mexican Girls (opened in October 1924) to form the Presbyterian Pan American School.
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Congo Mission Exhibit and Discovering Congo Art: The Role of Missionaries Exhibit are now both open at the Presbyterian Heritage Center. Come learn about the 125 history of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission its integrated pioneers during a time of American Jim Criw laws, its successfull campaign against King Leopold's atrocities on the native population, its trials and tribulations as well as how Congo Art influenced early 20th Century modern art.
The PHC's display of about 100 artifacts from Congo Kuba, Luba, Songye and Pende groups is just a small portion of what is a top 10 Congo Art collection located in the United States. See king statues, ceremonial weapons, decorated masks, everyday living implements.
Civil Rights & Presbyterians Exhibit
Honoring the 1965 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech in Montreat, the PHC has an exhibit on looking at the 300-year history of Presbyterians and Civil Rights. Come hear audio clips from the speech and video recollections of those in attendance at the 1965 event. Final extension of this display which will close at the end of October.
Presbyterian Missionaries and Ministers Databases
being uploaded to this site, under Bios tab above. You also can click here. These databases are starting with early ministers and missionaries (pre-1860)
and are being researched by teams of volunteers and staff at the Presbyterian Heritage Center. If you have biographical information on ministers and misionaries, and especially photos, please email us.
The Bible: The First 100 Years of the Protestant Reformation Exhibit will open offficially on Saturday, October 8. This exhibit opens an upcoming series of exhibits, special events and May 5 - 6 Reformation 500 Conference.
See all major Bibles produced in the 16th Century from Tynedale's first translation in English, Luther's German Bible, Henry VIII's Great Bible, Queen Elizabeth's Bishops Bible, Geneva Bible, the first edition, first printing of the 1611 King James Bible and more!
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