2023 Exhibits & Virtual Exhibits

Who Are Presbyterians?

Reformation 500

From John Knox in Scotland to Presbyterians in the American Colonies, this semi-permanent exhibit explores all facets of Presbyterianism, including the impact of the Reformation. It features drawings, books, documents and more.

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Mt. Mitchell Railroad

Trains, Timber & Tourists

The Story of the Mt. Mitchell Railroad

Exhibit traces the 1911 - 1922 history of the logging Mt. Mitchell railroad, including a model railroad circa 1915.


Virtual Exhibits

Child Labor Reform Exhibit

Cultures & Conflict:

The 350-year history of Native Americans and Presbyterian missions

Exhibit features rare period newspapers from the 18th & 19th centuries, artifacts, photographs, maps and more. The display tells the story of Presbyterian and Congregational mission efforts across the continent from New England to the Pacific Northwest.

Open until Spring 2023

Dead Sea Scrolls

Archaeology in the Middle East

Ancient pottery & replica Dead Seas Scrolls

Biblical archaeology has changed the knowledge base of the Holy Land. From the Dead Seas Scrolls to important excavations, come to the exhibit and be enlightened. Discovered with the Dead Seas Scrolls, this replica Psalms scroll contains 11 of the 15 Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). Pilgrims would sing these Psalms while they ascended to Jerusalem. It was in 1956 that a Bedouin discovered Qumran Cave 11 with these 1st century CE (Common Era) Psalms.