The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) is an association of people and entities dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of information on the history of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents. Founded as the Church Historical Society in 1910 by a small group of clergy and laity, there was a determination to provide an organization and structure whose focus was on keeping the history of the church and sharing it with others. Over more than a century, the Historical Society has changed and adapted with the times and serving the church in a number of roles. In 2010, the Historical Society became a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, providing a broader opportunity to involve more people in its objectives.
HSEC members includes scholars, researchers, teachers and students, archivists, historians, professionals and enthusiasts of history. Anyone who has an interest in the objectives of the Society is invited to become a member.
The Society fulfills its objectives a number of ways, but especially through publications of scholarly and general interest, grants to scholars for research and programs and in providing networking opportunities. Anyone with an interest in the history of the Episcopal Church, and its antecedents, are invited to join the Society today.
Thank You Members!
Our members are crucial to the Society's objectives by supporting grants for scholars and research, the expense of managing administrative overhead, publishing and conferences. The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church expresses thanksgiving for those members whose financial contributions go beyond the regular level of support.
Benefactors ($500 or more)
Sustaining Members ($100-$250)
Historical Society of the Episcopal Church
Dedicated to preserving and disseminating information about the history of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents.