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The PHC is open Thursday and Fridays, 10 m - 4 pm, Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm, Sunday 1:30 - 4 pm.

Reformation500 Natl. Conference - May 5 - 6, 2017
Congo Misssion & Discovering Congo Art exhibits
The Bible: First 100 Years of the Reformation
    16th Century Bibles exhibit
The Great War & Its Consequences - opened April 22
    Centennial of America entering WWI exhibit

Reformation500 National Conference - May 5 - 6, 2017
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An exciting look at the Reformation and its lasting impact on today’s Protestant churches will be the focus of the Reformation 500: A National Conference in Montreat on May 5 - 6, 2017, organized and sponsored by the Presbyterian Heritage Center.

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this conference offers outstanding speakers and panelists in both plenary sessions and breakout workshops covering such topics as:
Pre-Reformation: The Beginning (The 150 Years before 1517), from Wycliffe, Lollards, Hus to Luther
The Reformation: First 50 Years (1517 - 1567) from Luther to Calvin to Knox to the Counter-Reformation
The Reformation: Conflict & Chaos (1568 – 1685)
The Reformation Comes To America (1620 - 1760)
Music of the Reformation
How to Bring the Reformation Alive in your church’s
Bible study, Sunday School classes, youth groups;
The Reformation’s Impact on Families
The Next 100 Years: Future of the Reformation

To register at
Or call 1-828-419-9829.

The Great War & Its Consequences - opened April 22
    Centennial of America entering WWI exhibit
WWI Exhibit display 1

Congo Mission Exhibit and Discovering Congo Art: The Congo Art ExhibitRole of Missionaries Exhibit are now both open at the Presbyterian Heritage Center. Come learn about the 125 history of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission — its integrated pioneers during a time of American Jim Crow laws, its successfull campaign against King Leopold's atrocities on the native population, its trials and tribulations — as well as how Congo Art influenced early 20th Century modern art.

The PHC's display of about 100 artifacts from Congo Kuba, Luba, Songye and Pende groups is just a small portion of what is a top 10 Congo Art collection located in the United States. See king statues, ceremonial weapons, decorated masks, everyday living implements.

Presbyterian Missionaries and Ministers Databases
are being uploaded to this site, under Bios tab above.

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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

Click for map of Montreat and the Presbyterian Heritage Center.

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