Beautiful Lake Junaluska

We arrived at Lake Junaluska late on Thursday afternoon. Lake Junaluska is a conference center of the United Methodist Church. My vintage postcard book, The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, includes many images from the conference center. After checking in, we visited the bookstore in Harrell Center.

Lake Junaluska Bookstore is in the Harrell Center.
Lake Junaluska Bookstore is in the Harrell Center.

I was pleased to find copies of my book on the shelf in the bookstore.

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina on the shelf at Lake Junaluska Bookstore.
The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina on the shelf at Lake Junaluska Bookstore.
Section in Lake Junaluska Bookstore where my book and other books published by Arcadia Publishing were displayed.
Section in Lake Junaluska Bookstore where my book and other books published by Arcadia Publishing were displayed.

We had tickets to attend the Christmas portion of “The Messiah” that evening in Stuart Auditorium. It was a thrill to see the auditorium after researching its history for one of the vintage postcards in my book. The auditorium was originally green, so I was surprised to discover it is now a white building.

Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska Conference Center in 2014.
Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska Conference Center in 2014.

The Lake Junaluska Singers performed with back up from other singers and an orchestra that was made up of musicians from Asheville, Black Mountain, and Appalachian State University. It was a wonderful evening and a relaxing way to end a very busy day of traveling and visiting bookstores.

Stuart Auditorium and the mountains reflected in Lake Junaluska.
Stuart Auditorium and the mountains reflected in Lake Junaluska.

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