On November 17, the long-awaited Museum of the Bible finally opens in Washington, D.C., blocks from the U.S. Capitol. “We believe that it’s time that the best selling book of all time, the most banned book of all time, the most debated book of all time, the most burned book of all time, will have a prominent space within the global museum system,” said the Museum’s president, Cary Summers.
The 430,000-square foot, 8-story building uses state-of-the-art technology in its exhibits to get folks to read God’s Word. Why this museum and why now? Steve Green, Hobby Lobby president and Museum of the Bible founder, explained, “The Bible has influenced nearly every aspect of our world, from the arts and culture to business and entertainment to health care, education, and government. We hope to create the kind of museum that would share this book we love with as many people as possible.”
Admission to the museum is free. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
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