Within the bounds of the South Georgia Annual Conference lies the Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum on the grounds of Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island.
The extensive library within the Museum is one of our finest sources for information concerning our Methodism from its beginnings in England with the Wesley's, and continuing through it’s early establishment in America, through more recent events such as the unification with the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1968. We want to tell the whole story and the library enables us to do just this. Added to this is a very fine selection of Methodist biographies including handwritten diaries. We also have a complete set of Conference journals from the beginning along with Methodist disciplines.
In addition to the Wesleyanna the Museum has a magnificent collection of Georgia history containing many rare treasures. A principle contributor to this collection was Dr. Sam Sherouse, collector of Georgianna. None of this material is available for circulation and the rarest books are only available with the assistance of museum staff. Some of our rarest books are kept in a climate control vault for maximum protection along with other documents such as the Wesleyan Christian Advocate (which is in both bound and microfilm form) that dates back to 1828.
For more information visit www.mooremethodistmuseum.org or methmuse@mooremethodistmuseum.
Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum
100 Arthur Moore Drive
P.O. Box 24081
St. Simons Island
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday.
Closed Sunday, Monday and Holidays.
Free Admission for Individuals
Guided Tours and Group Tour Rates Available Upon Request.