EBTS provides storage for South Georgia Conference archives
February 20, 2023
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN
The South Georgia Conference archives is housed at the Moore Methodist Museum and is responsible for collecting, preserving, and making accessible the historical records and artifacts of the Methodist movement in this area. After 157 years of ministry, there are many wonderful collections in the archives from local churches, conference ministries, and Methodist leaders but available storage space has become quite scarce.
Joel Willis, the CEO and President of Epworth By The Sea and a strong supporter of the Ministry of Memory, saw this problem and solved it with both labor and funding. After having donated a storage space located above the Museum, Epworth both paid for and provided the labor to repaint and refloor the space. Then, the conference center donated twelve wall shelving units, a dehumidifier, and replaced the heating and air conditioning.
This new storage area houses 144 square feet of historical records and artifacts and is large enough to keep the entire South Georgia Conference Ministries and Business Collection in one place. We are grateful for the strong ties between the Moore Methodist Museum, the South Georgia Conference archives, and Epworth By The Sea Conference Center, which keep the Ministry of Memory a vital resource for the South Georgia Conference.
Anne Packard serves as Conference Historian and director of the Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum on St. Simons Island. Contact her at email@example.com.