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Museum Closed Now

The Museum will reopen on its regular schedule on Sept. 6. All WMC staff are participating in the 21st World Methodist Conference in Houston, Texas. Your prayers for this important worldwide gathering are coveted and appreciated.

WELCOME

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, the World Methodist Museum is home to one of the largest collections of artifacts from the early days of Methodism.

History comes to life as the story of Methodism unfolds within the walls of the Museum. The World Methodist Museum is an integral part of the World Methodist Council. Linked together through witness, evangelism and fellowship, the World Methodist Council is connected to people throughout the world who share the Wesleyan heritage. At present, 80 member churches in 132 countries make up the World Methodist Council, and as part of this tradition are linked together through the Museum.

The Wesley Heritage comes alive for confirmation classes whose visits to Lake Junaluska are highlighted by a tour of the Museum.

ARTIFACTS

Widow’s Mite

The Christian lesson of the widow’s mites, as relayed in Luke (21:1-4) and Mark (12:41-44), is an enduring testament to the value of faith.
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Asbury Trunk

After Bishop Francis Asbury’s death in 1816 this trunk was given to Rev. Daniel Asbury, then a presiding elder in the South Carolina Conference.
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Death Mask of John Wesley

The original Death Mask of John Wesley is housed in the Osborn Collection at Drew University.
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A Christian Library – First Edition

Among his many writings, John Wesley edited and abridged a number of devotional classics and republished them in what he called A Christian Library.
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Upcoming Events

september

3sep - 21sep 31:00 amsep 2121 st World Methodist Council ConferenceHouston Texas

october

22oct8:30 am- 5:30 pmHikeA Day Trip near the Smokies where circuit riders might have traveled carrying the Word.

november

december

2dec - 11All DayChristmas at JunaluskaChristmas at Junaluska involves everyone getting in the spirit of this wonderful season.