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Register at the lowest price before December 31 for 2015 Evangelists & Their Impact conference.

The PHC is changing its exhibits this winter, including a new semi-permanent exhibit on the history of Presbyterianiam and the Reformation. Among some of the new artifacts that will be on display are the early 1900s communion talbe for the Montreat Presbyerian Church,courtesy of Christ Community Church, and an 1890s PHC newseltter Fall 2014restored working pump organ from the mother Presbyterian Church in western North Carolina - First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa.

New PHC Newsletter online
Click here for a PDF of a recent Herald newsletter from the Presbyterian Heritage Center.

Exhibit - Montreat College
Shown below is a 1951 college class visiting the old Historical Foundation in Montreat, There will be a Centennial Exhibit of Advanced Education in Montreat that will open at the PHC in May 2015.
1951 Montreat College class looksing a Woodrow Wilson items at Historical Foundation

Hotel Montreat & Assembly Inn Exhibit Open
An exhibit on tents, Big Piney Inn, Hotel Montreat and Assembly Inn is now open. Come see how the land went through a series of changes through rare artifacts and photographs. Below is a 1924 plan of Assembly Inn.
1924 drawing of proposed Assembly Inn

John Knox 500 — a quincentennial exhibit
An exhibit at the Presbyterian Heriage Center features Presbyterian founder John Knox, the Scottish Reformation and Presbyterians in Colonial America. Among the items on display will be the 1644 printing of Knox's Historie of the Reformation of the Church of Scotland, 16th century folio Geneva Bible in English, 1564 Scottish Geneva Psalter and much more!

Presbyterian Missionaries and Ministers Databases

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are being uploaded to this site, under Bios tab above. You also can click here. These databases are starting with early ministers and missionaries (pre-1860) and are being researched by teams of volunteers and staff at the Presbyterian Heritage Center. If you have biographical information on ministers and misionaries, and especially photos, please email us.

Wood Carvings of the Gospels in Appalachia
Click to view photos and detailed information of the 29 sculptures by Rev. John Mack Walker Jr. that are under the care of the PHC.
John Mack Walker carvings of Gospels using Appalachian figures


General information & questions

Potential collection items

Photo Collections
We are starting to provide online access to pictures.
Click to see:
Stegall Collection (Congo), 1915 - 1940s.

Montreat History

Civil War Chaplains

Walker Carvings

E-Flip Online Books and Reference Sources
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click on one of three e-book links below)
The Ministerial Directory (1898)

1833 African Repository & Colonial Journal

Records of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 1706 - 1788
A major upload of new e-flipbooks will be added during the year.

Leading Up to Civil War Split
Click to learn more about the Rev. Dr. Gardiner Spring and the Old School and New School Presbyterian Schism of the mid-1800s. (New Article)

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