19th Century Revival.

DCHS Building Re-opening


Effective July 7, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society building will be open to the public by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. To arrange an appointment, please call (615) 327-1444 or email info@discipleshistory.org. You will be asked a series of questions about exposure to and/or symptoms of COVID-19. The same questions will be asked at the time of your arrival for the appointment.

Visitors to the Society will have their temperatures taken by temporal (forehead) thermometer upon entry.

Any person who answers yes to any of the screening questions or who is running a temperature at the time of the appointment will not be admitted, must leave the premises immediately, and will be advised to seek medical care and/or COVID-19 testing per CDC guidelines.

Visitors will be required to wear protective masks and gloves and to use hand sanitizer, all of which will be made available just inside the front door.

Visitors will be asked to provide phone and email information for the purpose of contact tracing should it become necessary.

Inside the building, we will practice social distancing, maintaining six feet of separation between persons.

All of the above policies for visitors will be applied to all staff entering the building.

After each visit, Society staff will sanitize all doorknobs and other surfaces touched.

Tours of the Campbell Mansion are suspended until further notice.

Wellsprings of Hope


DCHS President Rev. Dr. Richard H. Lowery's most recent publication, Wellsprings of Hope: Prayers for a Prophetic New Visions for Disciples is now available for pre-ordering.

In this new collection of 52 weekly reflections on Isaiah 35, the hallowed passage about finding new life, new faith, and new prophetic vision in challenging times and places, walk alongside other Disciples and congregations toward a new vision for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Copies of the book are available from Chalice Press, including a discount for bulk purchases.


To learn more about the book here is an interview between Dr. Lowery and Chalice Press President Brad Lyons:


Video: Hope's Design

  • The Disciples of Christ Historical Society provides this Kirkpatrick Lecture on the 50th anniversary of the Merger and Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

    DCHS wishes to acknowledge and thank the following partners for their contributions to the production of this video: Patricia R. Case, Christopher Higgins and Sir Chuy Productions (sirchuy.com), Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig, Regional Minister of Florida, and Christian Theological Seminary Library. Photos of the 1948 WCC Assembly, copyright, World Council of Churches, used by permission.


Stone-Campbell History

  • During the 2019 General Assembly in Des Moine, IA, several Disciples told stories of how the church has impacted their life, the life of their community and world, and what they hope for the church 50 years from now.

  • 19th Century Revival

    The American frontier of the early 19th century was brimming with religious fervor. While the human spirit was being awakened in the cities of the United States, there was a special intensity to the revivals of the frontier.


  • The Kirkpatrick Lecture is presented biennially, in odd years, featuring prominent historians in the Stone-Campbell heritage.

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