Street Address
575 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5l8
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
phone: 828-456-9432 x4
e-mail: wmcmdirector@aol.com
web: worldmethodistcouncil.org
Hours
October-April
Monday - Friday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, Saturdayclosed
May-September:
Tuesday - Friday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
Or by Appointment.
Admissions
Free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Amanda Riera-Gomez, Director
phone: 828-456-9432 x4

Description

The world's largest collection of Wesleyan Staffordshire pottery; beautiful windows depicting Jesus Christ and John Wesley; portraits of early founders of Methodism; and a library containing rare books, manuscripts, and autographs, all provide inspiration from our past. Ten portraits by Frank O. Salisbury hang in the museum and a very rare parian figure of John Wesley at his mother's tomb is on exhibit.

History

The building, erected in 1956, was the generous gift of American Methodists to the Council and was, first, home of the international World Methodist Council and the Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church. The Commission on Archives and History moved to Drew University in Madison, New Jersey in 1983. The World Methodist Council headquarters moved next door in 2002. The newly renovated space was designed as a museum to tell the story of the Wesleyan Movement while providing insight into our spiritual tradition in the context of the larger Christian church.

Educational Programs

Confirmation groups gather here for educating youth about their faith.

    Facilities

    Performance Areas

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Saddlebag Notes, our newsletter for the Friends of the Museum

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Services

      Gift Shop

      Special Event Rental

      Group Tours