Southeastern Jurisdiction
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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Heritage Center (SEJ Archives and History)

Our mission is to acquire, organize, preserve, and make available the stories of the remarkable persons, places, and events that make up our unique history as United Methodists in the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ). The archives include, but are not limited to, the records of Lake Junaluska Assembly and other SEJ agencies and ministries both past and present, the personal papers of Harry Denman, conference journals and newspapers of Annual Conferences within the SEJ, and local church histories. Our collections are available to all researchers, regardless of religious preference or research topic. Please visit our web site at


The Heritage Center provides:

  • Secure, environmentally controlled storage of administrative and historical records of the agencies and ministries of the Southeastern Jurisdiction
  • Research assistance for those unable to visit in person
  • Consultation and training for persons responsible for archives and history at the annual conference or local church level
  • Educational displays and programs enabling visitors to enter into the lives of persons in the tradition


SEJ Commission on Archives and History Operates the Heritage Center


The Heritage Center is operated by the SEJ Commission on Archives and History and located on the grounds of Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.


Heritage Center Hours of Operation:


Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, we are currently unable to host researchers in our facility. We are able to assist via phone or email. Please do not hesitate to contact Nancy Watkins, Heritage Center Director, at or 828-356-5065.


Contact the Heritage Center / SEJ Commission on Archives and History:


Phone: 828-356-5065


Mailing Address
SEJ Heritage Center / SEJ Archives and History
P.O. Box 1165
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Street Address

125 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
Phone: 828-356-5065


Physical Location
Foundation for Evangelism building
125 N. Lakeshore Drive (next door to Bethea Welcome Center)


Nancy Watkins, Heritage Center Director


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