Note: The Heritage Center is currently closed to visitors. Please call or email for research assistance.
The SEJ Heritage Center is the designated archival repository for the agencies and ministries of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church and has an extensive collection of SEJ related artifacts including archives on the history of Lake Junaluska.
Location: The Foundation for Evangelism building, 125 N Lakeshore Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
The Heritage Center is located at The Foundation for Evangelism building located at 125 N. Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745.
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).
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.
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.