Rev. Billy Graham
Nov. 7, 1918 - Feb. 21, 2018

The Rev. Billy Graham passed away at 99 in Montreat.
A temporary exhibit on Billy and Ruth Bell Graham and their Montreat connection is on display at the PHC through March.

"The Graham and Bell families have been instrumental in honoring Christian heritage and spreading the Gospel around the globe. We deeply appreciate Ruth Bell Graham and Billy Graham for their support of a historical center in Montreat and their vision of evangelism in the world,"
Richard A. Ray, PHC Chairman

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Special exhibits and a national conference will be conducted by the Presbyterian Heritage Center in Montreat for 2018. The Presbyterian Heritage Center (PHC) offers innovative exhibits, multi-media kiosks and much more on the history of Montreat, as well as the heritage of the entire Presbyterian and Reformed Churches and their worldwide missions.

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Website Revision

This wesite is under construction and will be fully revised and operational by the end of February.



The Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat offers innovative educational options for local churches, as well as a series of programs onsite in our facility in Montreat. Our educational materials are available via downloads or DVDs. We offer a variety of programs & special events — including confirmation classes on history of Presbyterians and the Reformation, live interactive performances, costumed re-enactors and storytelling, educational booklets (Discover), DVDs, crafts, exhibits and more!

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The Presbyterian Heritage Center has four collections:

  • Library of reference books and periodicals,
  • Archives (documents),
  • Photography & film, and
  • Artifact objects

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PHC categories

Monograph “Gardiner Spring & the Presbyterian Old & New Schools ”
by William R. Hoyt (2015)

This document explores the Old and New School split in the Presbyterian Church in the early 1800s.


Photos & Multimedia

Notable Presbyterian

Rev. John Chavis was the first black minister ordained by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.

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  • “Shadow & Light in the Land of the Rising Sun”

    Japan Missions, 1859 - Today, by the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches More

  • “John Knox & the Scottish Reformation”

    Lesson plans, presentations, video clips allow you to explore the pivotal and exciting life of John Knox. More

  • “History of the English Language Bible”

    From Wycliffe to Tyndale to the Geneva Bible to the King James version, these materials explore the life-and-death legacy of the English Bible during the first 100 years of the Reformation. More

Events & Programs

April 21, 2018

Opening of Child Labor Law Exhibit & Rev. A.J. McKelway


May 26, 2018

10th Anniversary Exhibit-Reception of Presbyterian Heritage Center


July 11, 2018

PHC Anniversary Talk at Montreat Adult Summer Club


October 18 - 19, 2018

National Conference of Christian Heritage Education using history & innovation