The largest gathering for a C.S. Lewis & Inklings conference was conducted by the Presbyterian Heritage Center in Montreat, NC, November 6 - 8, 2019. Click to see pictures of the event attended by more than 620 people.

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Special exhibits and a national conference will be conducted by the Presbyterian Heritage Center in Montreat for 2019 - 2020. 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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Artifacts 360 Rotation

View selected PHC artifacts in a 360 degree view.

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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

  • “John Knox & the Scottish Reformation”

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

  • “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.

Events & Programs

Jan. 4, 2020

PHC Executive Director will make two presentations on 12th Night: The Vanishing Holiday at 11 am and 1:30 pm on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the President James K. Polk Historic Site in Pineville, NC - just south of Charlotte. Reservations for this free event are required due to space limits, call 704-889-7145 or email