Adventist Heritage Ministry

An educational and evangelistic corporation organized in 1981 to assist in preserving the heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church through the purchase, restoration, and, where appropriate, replication of properties significant to the denomination’s founding and development. Sponsored by the North American Division, Adventist Historic Properties is supported mainly by direct contributions. Historical Background. Early in the twentieth century interest was first shown in the historic sites connected with the beginning of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The denomination’s first history book, Rise and Progress of the Seventh-day Adventists , by J. N. Loughborough, had been printed in 1892. In 1909 Ellen G. White, on her final visit to Portland, Maine, manifested a keen interest in v...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.