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 134 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.


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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