Manuscript Collection

Heritage USA Herald - Accession 890 - M405 (456)

Heritage USA Herald - Accession 890 - M405 (456)



Accession 890 - M405 (456)

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

9 pieces



Historical Note

Heritage USA was an American Christian theme park, water park, and residential complex founded by televangelist Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and built in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The park was built in 1978 and at one point comprised 2,300 acres. The park drew as many as 6 million visitors annually. The park would eventually close in 1989 stemming from controversy surrounding founder Jim Bakker which ultimately led to his imprisonment and a subsequent dramatic decrease in park attendance.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the April 1987 edition (Volume VII - Issue 1) of the Heritage USA Herald. The Heritage USA Herald was a Christian based monthly newspaper printed by Fort Heritage Campgrounds and Christian Retreat, Inc. of Heritage USA describing the happenings in the world of Christianity. Heritage USA was a religious organization that supports the Christian community located in Fort Mill, South Carolina that consisted of a Christian retreat, a television studio and a wide variety of businesses, programs, and activities.


The Heritage USA Herald was deposited in the Archives on September 25, 1995.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Heritage USA Herald - Accession 890 - M405 (456)

LC Subject Headings

Heritage USA (Fort Mill, S.C.)--Newspapers; Evangelistic work--South Carolina--Newspapers; Evangelistic work--North Carolina--Newspapers; Amusement parks--South Carolina--Newspapers