2018 Exhibits

Who Are Presbyterians?

Reformation 500

From John Knox in Scotland to Presbyterians in the American Colonies, this semi-permanent exhibit explores all facets of Presbyterianism, including the impact of the Reformation. It features drawings, books, documents and more.

Open through year More

The Great War & Its Consequences

World War I, Woodrow Wilson & Chaplains

The centennial of America’s entry into WWI is explored, as well as the role of Chaplains, Church & Woodrow Wilson. There will be a special ceremony on November 11, 2018, to mark the 100th remembrance of Armistice/Veterans Day.

Open through Nov. 2018 More

The Music of the Reformation

Reformation 500

Exhibit shows rare 1500s & 1600s psalters & hymnals, as well as 13th century chorale manuscript leaf and much more! Special musical programs on Hymns over the Centuries will be offered this year.

Open through August 2018 More

Foreign Mission Crises

(1893 - 1920)

S.H. Chester exhibit looks at the revolutions, wars and financial depressions affecting missions at the beginning of the Twentieth Century.

Open through Dec. 2018 More

Town of Montreat:

50th Anniversary

Exhibit shows the recent history of the municipality and its staff, services and council members.

Open through July 2018

Diplomats, Missionaries & Montreat

WWII Repatriations and Detention

Exhibit explores Montreat’s role during the early days of World War II. When WWII broke out in December 1941, American and Axis diplomats, businessmen and other non-combatants were suddenly in enemy territory awaiting repatriation.

Open through April 2019 More

Child Labor Campaign

Alexander McKelway & Photos of Lewis Hine

This exhibit explores the first successful federal campaign to regulate child labor. Led by Presbyterian Rev. Alexander McKelway & photographer Lewis Hine, this campaign exposed unsafe working conditions that children faced in textile mills and other industries.

Open through April 2019

Missions to Central America & the Caribbean

19th & 20th centuries

Exhibit traces the clashes with Presbyterian and Reformed Church missions and governments and the Catholic Church from Cuba to Latin America.

Opens June 29, 2018

Other 2018 Upcoming Exhibits

Archaeology in the Holy Land - Immersive (excavating) exhibit allows the young and young at heart to satisfy their inner Indiana Jones, while also viewing Biblical pottery. Opens June 2018.

Semi-centennial of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debut and Presbyterian Rev. Fred Rogers. Open through May 2019.

Montreat Photographer: Alice Margaret Dickinson - A rare female commercial photographer at the turn of the 20th Century, Alice Dickinson captured early Montreat vistas and more. Opens July 2018.

10th PHC Anniversary - Open through May 2019.