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D uring January 2018, the PHC is open Thursday - Fridays; 10 m - 4 pm, Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm,
and Sunday 1:30 - 4 pm.

Current Exhibits:
Music of the Reformation (1517 - 1667)
Diplomats, Missionaries & Montreat during WWII

50th Anniversary of Town of Montreat
Congo Mission & Discovering Congo Art exhibits
Foreign Mission Crises (1893 - 1920) &
    Samuel Hall Chester
The Great War & Its Consequences
    Centennial of America entering WWI exhibit
WWI exhibit at PHC

In April 1917, the United States joined The Great War (i.e., World War I, 1914 - 1917). The consequences of the war were immmense globally in creating, dividing and promising new countries in both Rurope and the Middle East, which would echo in World War II and the ongoing conflict across the fertile crescent/Holy Land. U.S.President Woodrow Wilson played a significant role in the war and resultant peace.

Congo Mission Exhibit and Discovering Congo Art: The Congo Art ExhibitRole of Missionaries Exhibit will be closing at the end of January 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

E-Flip Online Books and Reference Sources
(allow popups on your browser; 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


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


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