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Hours — During April open Wed. - Fri. 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday 1 - 4 pm.
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New book - Billy Graham Join us for the must-attend national Great Awakenings: Evangelists & Their Impact conference, sponsored by the PHC on May 29 - 30 (Friday PM & Saturday AM). Click for flyer on speakers and schedule. Come hear Grant Wacker from Duke Divinity School discuss the impact and legacy of Billy Graham — America's Pastor. His new book on Graham is published by Harvard University Press.

From the 1640s through today, come learn about the role 1850s Presbyterian Charles Finney tent revivalsof evangelists in America — Native American evangelists, black slave evangelists, Presbyterians through the 18th and 19th centuries, women, minorities, international missionaries and the great 20th century evangelists.
Presbyterian Charles Finney revival tent, c. 1850s drawing.

Call for Japan Mission documents, photos & artifacts
Toyohiko KagawaEmail us or call and leave a message 828-669-6556 as we are currently working on the exhibit which opens in early May 2015. This exhibits covers missions to Japan from 1859 through today, especially leaders such as Presbyterian trained Toyohiko Kagawa (shown), a Christian evangelist, social reformer, labor activist, author and peace activist. The Emperor posthumously awarded him Japan's highest honor, the Order of the Sacred Treasure. Exhibit opens in mid May.

Exhibit Opens in August 2015 - Montreat College
There will be a Centennial Exhibit of Advanced Education in Montreat that will open at the PHC in mid-August 2015. If you have artifacts to lend for this exhibit, please contact us.

Civil Rights & Presbyterians Exhibit Opens in August
Honoring the 50th anniverdsary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech in Montreat, the PHC will open an exhibit looking at the 300-year history of Presbyterians and Civil Rights. If you have photos or artifacts to lend for this exhibit, please contact us.

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

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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