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Banner for Centennial Education in MontreatCentennial Exhibit of Advanced Education in Montreat is open at the PHC. Artifacts and rare photographs are displayed from the Miss Jordan's Wildewood School (1915 - 1917) to Montreat Normal Girls School and Montreat College (1916 - present).

This exhibit explores the times of private elementary school in Montreat through the creation of a teacher training school (i.e., Normal School) to the present-day four-year private Christian liberal arts college.

All of these endeavors were started by Presbyterians, reflecting the denominations centuries-old commitment to education and literacy going back to its foundation in Scotland in 1560. Most of the colonial schools, academies and colleges were founded by Presbyterian ministers.

Japan Mission Exhibit Open
This exhibit covers missionsto Japan from 1859 through today, especially leaders such as Presbyterian trained Toyohiko Kagawa, a Christian evangelist, social reformer, labor activist, author and pre-World War II peace activist. He was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and the Nobel Literature Prize.
PHC - Missions to Japan Exhibit

Great Awakenings Exhibit Open
For more than 275 years of Great Religious Awakenings in America, a new PHC exhibit traces the legacies of Billy Great Awakeing Evangelists exhibitGraham, Billy Sunday, Peter Marshall, J. Wilbur Chapman, Charles Finney, Gilbert & William Tennent, George Whitefield and more! From the 1640s through today, the role of evangelists includeed Native American evangelists, black slave and free black evangelists, women and others. Learn about the sawdust trail of 19th century revivals through mass urban crusades of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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

We are independent and rely on donations from people like you to operate. You can contribute via check mailed to Presbyterian Heritage Center, PO Box 207, Montreat, NC 28757 or online by credit card, PayPal or bank account by clicking here.


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.

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