Trinity United Methodist Church, 425 N. Lyndon St., PO Box 27, Waldo WI 53093 Ph. 920-528-7123
History and Archives
More than 100 years ago, a small dedicated group of Methodists traveled far and wide seeking the ideal location for a new assembly space. Outside of Asheville, N.C., that place was found. Lake Junaluska was founded in 1913 to provide space for fellowship, worship, and recreation along the shores of a tranquil mountain lake.
The unique name comes from Junaluska Mountain, which was named after a Cherokee Indian Chief who saved Andrew Jackson’s life during a battle.
In its first year, Lake Junaluska had only land, a lake, 13 homes and a single auditorium. Since then the conference and retreat center has grown exponentially to include hotels, lodges, apartments, a campground, a golf course and meeting spaces.
You can explore Lake Junaluska’s history by visiting its museums (the Southeastern Jurisdiction Heritage Center and Museum; the World Methodist Museum) or taking a historic boat or trolley tour.
For more information:
Trolley tours: 828-454-6779
S.E.J. Heritage Ctr & Museum: 828-452-2881 x781 or lakejunaluska.com/heritage-center.
World Methodist Museum: 828-456-9432 x4