1911 marks the year that plans began on a new railroad line, which would be known as the Mt. Mitchell Railroad, running from Black Mountain to Mt. Mitchell. Read more...
Category: Montreat History
The Montreat-Washington Connection
Soaring above the modern skyline of Washington, DC, a stone-carved band of angels playing Scottish bagpipes adorn the tops of the two west towers at the Washington National Cathedral. A plaster sculpture showing the model used in the carving of the angel piper is in the Presbyterian Heritage Center (PHC) lobby in Montreat. This is… Continue reading The Montreat-Washington Connection
Montreat’s “Kodak Girl”
As I was looking at post cards in the Presbyterian Heritage Center years ago, I came upon several real photo postcards of Montreat scenes with initials – AMD – presumably the photographer. A photo historian, I searched the published records and found this entry in the North Carolina Archives: “Alice Margaret Dickinson. active 1908, in… Continue reading Montreat’s “Kodak Girl”
Hello from the Presbyterian Heritage Center!
Welcome to our new blog feature! Here, we'll post updates on our events and exhibits, share interesting finds, and offer a variety of perspectives on our collections. To start, here's an image of the museum space in Spence Hall as it looked in 1954. Back then, it was known as the Historical Foundation of the… Continue reading Hello from the Presbyterian Heritage Center!