Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Summer is Under Way

Elizabeth Presbyterian Church
With the Spring 2013 academic semester just about behind me, I am gearing up for my summer work.  As some of you know, I will be working as a consultant for Old First Historic Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes the history of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, NJ.  Read all about it here.

I also hope to make some progress on my current book project: "Land of Light and Liberty: Presbyterians in a Revolutionary Age."  Tomorrow I will be doing some research, along with my summer research assistants/interns Megan and Brianna, at the Dauphin County Historical Society in Pennsylvania.  We will be spending most of our time in the John Elder Papers.  Elder was the minister of the Paxton Presbyterian Church and one of the ringleaders of the so-called Paxton Boys.

Throughout the summer we hope to bring you reports from the road and a brand new series of virtual office hours.  Stay tuned.