This Day In History August 15- 21, 2016
(changes weekly; click on title above or on the month navigation link for previous entries on Presbyterian history)
On August 17, 1643, the Scottish General Assembly approved The Solemn League and Covenant, which gave Scottish Presbyterians the same legal rights as the Anglicans in England.
On Aug 18, 1838, the first Presbyterian Church in North America west of the Rocky Mountains was organized at the house of Dr. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, at the Waiilatpu Mission station, six miles west of the present city of Walla Walla, Wash. On November 29, 1847, the Whitmans and others are the station are killed as they local indians blamed them for a smallpox outbreak that took many lives.
On August 21, 1965, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., traveled to Montreat, after returning from Los Angeles and the scenes of the Watts Riots, to speak to a Presbyterian conference.
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Congo Mission Exhibit & Discovering Congo Art: The Role of Missionaries Exhibit both open officially on Friday, Sept. 9th at the Presbyterian Heritage Center.
New Eyes & Vision for the Future Exhibit, featuring Heath Rada, Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014 - 2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Civil Rights & Presbyterians Exhibit
Honoring the 1965 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech in Montreat, the PHC has an exhibit on looking at the 300-year history of Presbyterians and Civil Rights. Come hear audio clips from the speech and video recollections of those in attendance at the 1965 event. Open until end of September.
Presbyterian Missionaries and Ministers Databases
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.
Congo Mission Gathering
This September 9th, an International Conference celebrating the 125th anniversary of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission, plus annual meetings of the Congo Mission Network and the Congo Connection, will be held in Montreat. The Congo Conference of Sept. 9th already has over 140 registrants. Don't miss out on interesting speakers, world-renown scholars, informative panels, innovative exhibits on Congo Art and the Congo Mission, and missionaries and their descendants. Click for PDF with more information and registration info. Act now to register with discounts through online link.