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Onsite exhibits in Montreat will have a virtual exhibit on this web site. These online exhibits will cover the primary aspects of limited-time displays at the Presbyterian Heritage Center, as well as provide ongoing online access to such displays in the future.

Online downloadable lesson plans, guides, posters and bulletin inserts also will be made available. Listed below are exhibits that opened during that calendar year, even though most of our exhibits are display between 9 - 18 months.

Exhibits 2013

  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee: 500 Years of Church Music (April 2013 - August 2014). This exhibit looks at the impact of the Reformation on church music. Rare psalters and hymnals, audio and video clips on touch-screen kiosks and video screens will bring five centuries of music alive.
  • On the Air: The History of Presbyterians and Broadcasting (March 2013 - April 2014). The 20th century broadcast innovations by Presbyterians will be displayed from sermons by telephone to the nation's first religious broadcasting station to Presbyterian minnister Fred Rogers and his PBS Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Exhibits 2012

  • 85 Years of Preserving History in Montreat (May 2012 - December 2013). Since 1927, an historical museum, archive and library has been located in Montreat, NC, highlighting the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches, its worldwide mission and the unique heritage of Montreat. This exhibit shows the changes from the initial Historical Foundation to the Montreat office of the Department of History, Presbyterian Church USA, to today's independently operated Presbyterian Heritage Center.
  • The Journey Home: Nelle Morton (May 2012 - August 2013). This exhibit looks at one of the women leaders in the 20th century in Christian Education, Civil Rights and feminist theology.
  • Centennial of the Woman's Auxiliary (March - December 2012). This exhibit celebrates the centennial of the Presbyterian Woman's Auxiliary (Presbyterian Church US) which became Women of the Church and then Presbyterian Women today.

Exhibits 2011

  • Montreat and Evangelists (February 2011 - August 2012).
  • Answering the Call: Religion & Chaplains during the Civil War (May 2011 - October 2012). This exhibit recognizes the sesquicentennial of America's War Between the States or Civil War by looking at how religion affected the decisions leading up to the conflict and how Civil War chaplains created the protype for chaplaiincy in America's future.
  • Centennial of Women in Montreat (June 2011 - May 2012). Montreat's (Adult) Summer Club and the Presbyterian Woman's Auxiliary celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2011 and 2012.
  • Missions to Mexico (July 2011 - April 2013).

Exhibits 2010

  • The Word: History of the English Language Bible (Spring 2010 - Spring 2011). A look at English language Bibles from Wyclif to modern versions. This exhibit featured two first editions (1611, He and She versions) of the King James version, which celebrated its 400th anniversary.
  • Religion, Rebellions & Revival: Presbyterian Missions to China & Taiwan (July 3, 2010 - June 2011).

Exhibits 2009

  • No Turning Back: Presbyterian African Missions: Cameroon, Congo and Sudan, a look at mission history to Africa by the PC(USA), PC(US) and UP denominations from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
  • Private Land in a Public Place: The Development of Montreat, 1897 - 1929, a look at cottagers, lots and land management in the early years of Montreat.
  • Calvin & Presbyterians: 500th Anniversary of John Calvin, a exhibit on the half-millenium recognition of the birth of Reformer John Calvin, his proteges such as John Knox, and the Reformation history.
  • 150 years of the Presbyterian Mission to Brazil. This exhibit celebrates the sesquicentennial history of the Presbyterian missionaries to Brazil.
  • Presbyterians & Christmas. This small exhibit traces the evolution of Presbyterians from not recognizing Christmas to today's worship services.
  • Presidents & Presbyterians. A look at U.S. Presidents who worshipped in or were members of the Presbyterian Church.
  • Mount Mitchell Railroad.
  • Presbyterians & Civil Rights. From Native Americans to African Americans, Presbyterians have been involved in civil rights for more than 200 years. This exhibit examines the complexity of that history and the full range of opinions and beliefs. Audio clips are available on touch screen computer kiosks at the Presbyterian Heritage Center of Martin Luther King's speech in Montreat in 1965 and Congressman John Lewis talk in 2009in Montreat.

Exhibits 2008

Permanent Exhibit
The largest collection of sculptures by the Rev. John Mack Walker, Jr., is housed at the Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat. Out of Walker's 62 sculptures in his lifetime, the PHC has 28 sculptures in its facility, plus there is another sculture in the lobby of Assembly Inn. Shown below is Adoration of the Shepherds with a Lamp (1958).
Walker Carving - Adoration of the Shepherds with a Lamp

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