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SEJ Heritage Center

Note: The Heritage Center remains closed to visitors until further notice. Nancy Watkins is available Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to provide assistance via phone and email. 

Where are we?

The Heritage Center is located at The Foundation for Evangelism. 125 N. Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Why are we here?

Our mission is to preserve and keep alive the stories of the remarkable persons, places and events that make up our unique history as United Methodists in the nine states that comprise the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ).

What do we have?

The Heritage Center preserves artifacts and documents relating to the history of the United Methodist Church and its antecedents with special emphasis on the SEJ. The library contains published works related to the history of Methodism and its people in the Jurisdiction. The archives include records documenting the history of Lake Junaluska Assembly and the committees and agencies of the SEJ, conference journals, local church histories and biographical information on clergy and other prominent individuals. We acquire a limited number of manuscript collections.

How can we help?

The Heritage Center provides research assistance for those who cannot visit the Center. We also offer training for persons who are responsible for maintaining their annual conference or local church office records and archives.


Call 828-356-5065 or email

Note: Out of an abundance of caution, the Heritage Center is currently closed to onsite researchers until further notice. Call or email for research assistance.


SEJ Heritage Center
125 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745


SEJ Heritage Center
PO Box 1165
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745