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  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024

    As part of the festivities for the Oscar Haynes Exhibit celebration, on March 15th, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society honored former DCHS staff member May Reed with a Lifetime Service Award for her contributions to our understanding of African American Disciples history.

    President Emeritus, Peter Morgan, shared the following tribute:

    "May Reed is a walking, talking treasure chest, who, for a lifetime, has enriched her church family with the stories of Black Disciples history.

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024

    On Friday, March 15, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society hosted the launch of the Oscar Haynes Exhibit on African American Disciples History in its new home at Light of the World Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN. Oscar Haynes, for whom the exhibit is named, was the first layperson to be appointed as president of the National Convocation. Oscar's wife, Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes, was the evening's honored guest.

  • Friday, March 22, 2024

    The Historical Society is currently hiring for one position: We are seeking an experienced Senior Archivist to oversee our physical and digital collections. The ideal candidate will have a passion for church history, solid training in historical preservation, and an innovative mindset towards digitization and accessibility. 

  • Friday, March 22, 2024

    We are seeking a Part-Time Administrative Assistant to join our team at the Disciples of Christ Historical Society in Bethany, WV. This role is ideal for someone who is passionate about history, enjoys administrative tasks, and is adept at handling a variety of duties in a dynamic work environment.
     

  • Thursday, March 21, 2024

    We are seeking an experienced Senior Archivist to oversee our physical and digital collections. The ideal candidate will have a passion for church history, a methodical approach to preservation, and an innovative mindset towards digitization and accessibility. This role includes the opportunity to lead the creation of a new online catalog for our collection, making it more accessible to the global community. The Senior Archivist will report directly to the President of the Historical Society. 

  • Monday, February 5, 2024

    Black History Month is both a celebration of Black history, in all its diversity and richness, and an annual reminder that, for far too long and in too many places, Black history has been marginalized, often viewed as little more than a footnote to someone else’s story. For us, as Disciples, it’s crucial to acknowledge that the narratives of Black Disciples have often been overlooked or marginalized in our histories of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the broader Stone-Campbell Movement. This is not a challenge unique to us.

  • Thursday, February 1, 2024

    Congratulations to Brody Van Roekel for being selected as the 2024 Isaac Errett Award winner for his paper, "An Attempt to Reshape the World: Disciples Engagement with the Men and Religion Forward Movement in 1911-1912"!

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    The Disciples of Christ Historical Society is thrilled to announce Dr. Timothy S. Lee as the next General Editor of the Journal of Discipliana (JoD), a scholarly journal for the study of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the broader Stone-Campbell Movement. Dr. Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as General Editor. Having taught previously at the University of Chicago (where he received his PhD) and UCLA, Dr.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    The Board of Trustees of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society (DCHS) is pleased to announce the call of Dr. Joel Brown to serve as its new President.

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    Friends of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society:

    We thank you for your past support through Easter Offerings!. We invite you to view this video by Mark G. Toulouse with information about this year's offering and the recent launch of the Journal of Discipliana.

    https://youtu.be/7JEelwos40I