Hallahan Opening Day

Advocating for Historical Preservation

During the August 30, 2021 meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, ACHS Recording Secretary, Chris Gibbons, spoke in support of the Historic Designation for the buildings of John W. Hallahan High School. “The original building was the first All-Girls Diocesan Catholic High School in the country”, Gibbons told the Commission....

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2021 Newsletter

2021 Newsletter

Check out the 2021 ACHS newsletter to learn about the Society’s activities and our schedule of events for 2021-2022.

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Michael Finnegan featured in Irish Edition

Michael Finnegan, President of the American Catholic Historical Society, was featured in the July 2021 issue of Irish Edition. The story outlines the history of the organization as well as many of the advancements made under Finnegan’s leadership.

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St. Peter Claver Parish

ACHS celebrates Black History Month

The ACHS joins the church and the nation in celebrating Black History Month. It is an occasion to remind ourselves of the tremendous contributions Black Catholics have made to the church through their enduring faith and witness in the face of discrimination and adversity. We invite you to check out the following...

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ACS online access

Online Access to American Catholic Studies

The ACHS is pleased to announce a new benefit of membership:  Free online access to the Society’s award-winning journal, American Catholic Studies! This includes access to the full run of back issues from 2011 onward. This benefit is made possible through our partnership with Project Muse, which hosts our journal as...

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ACHS newsletter 2020

2020 Newsletter

The ACHS annual newsletter for Fall 2020 has just been issued. Read about the work of the Society and learn about our upcoming events for 2020-2021. 

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Carey Bible

A New Home for a Carey Bible

Philadelphia’s newest museum opened its doors this past spring. Located next door to the Shrine of St. John Neumann at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Northern Liberties, the museum celebrates the life and ministry of Philadelphia’s fourth bishop. The materials on exhibit, ranging from prayer books to liturgical vestments,...

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Catholic Research Resources Alliance

Partnership with Catholic Research Resources

The ACHS recently became a contributing partner of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, an online portal that brings together material from archives, academic libraries, and other sources with the goal of making them accessible to the widest audience possible. One of their leading initiatives has been the Catholic Newspaper Program,...

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