About the Museum

The Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum, located on the grounds of Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island, Georgia, is named for Bishop Moore who was instrumental in bringing his dream of a Methodist retreat and conference center into existence. The Moore Museum houses the archives for the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, an extensive Research Library, Gift Shop, and exhibits dedicated to the founding and history of Methodism, island history and much more.  There are more than 20,000 visitors to the Moore Museum each year including over 3,500 confirmands, campers, youth and adult groups, and people like you. Plan to visit us soon! 

The History Book Has Arrived

The South Georgia Conference, created in 1866 by the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, began at a time of great change in the region. This updated edition of the History of the South Georgia Conference 1866 – 2018 traces the roots of Georgia Methodism from John Wesley’s residence in Savannah in 1736 through present day. The subsequent struggles, triumphs, decisions, and concerns can all be found within these pages.


The South Georgia Conference’s 610 active churches come alive with photos and histories documented by each church historian and now compiled within this second edition of History.


Click on the book cover next to this paragraph to go directly to the Lulu website to purchase your own copy.

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