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Open Thursday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, Sat. 1 - 4 pm; Sun. 1:30 - 4 pm during October.

Temporary Exhibit on Montreat College
was displayed at Anderson Auditorium for the inauguration of Montreat College's new President Paul Maurer. 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
A new 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!
John Kox as body guard for Wishart

Missions to the Middle East
An exhibit on Presbyterian missions to the Middle East covers history from the early 1800s through today's destruction of Christian churches and communities in this volatile region. An expanded display opened in mid-April covering missionaries, successes and failures in the cradle of religions. Below, 1894 Jerusalem.
1894 Jerusalem

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


Joyful, Joyful: Psalters & Hymnals, a 500 year Musical Journey Exhibit
An exhibit is open featuring 500 years of rare psalers, hymnals and shape note tune books. The exhibit begins with psalters and hymnals from the 1500s through the 2013 Presbyterian Church (USA) hymnal — Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal. A new shaped-note pamphlet has been produced by the PHC for the exhibit. You can see and print a PDF file 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. (New Article)

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