Something Great Is Happening In Washington, DC!

 

Something wonderful is happening in Washington, D.C, and it has nothing to do with the election. On November 17, 2017, the Museum of the Bible opens at a cost of over a billion dollars, three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, and with more display space then the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. It will take eight days to see every single thing housed in the museum, but interactive guides will be available to streamline your visit to the things you’re most interested in.

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a briefing about the museum at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the Nation’s Capital, and we toured the construction sight with a small group led by Steve Green of Hobby Lobby. The building is an old warehouse that once stored food and now will display the bread of life.

The Green Family of Hobby Lobby are behind the project. They purchased a building in the heart of governmental Washington and are renovating it into a seven-floor, 340,000 square foot introduction to the Greatest Book ever written.

  • One floor will house and display all kinds of artifacts related to the Bible.
  • Another floor will take you on a virtual tour of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, telling the story as it unfolds in Scripture. Some of the features will be Disney-like, and no expense is being spared to dedvelop the most exciting exhibits.
  • Another floor will explain the impact of the Bible on world history, thought, science, culture, humanitarianism, and its role in the founding and establishing of our country. One whole section of the museum will chronicle the impact of the Bible on America.

“If there were only one museum in the whole world, shouldn’t it be devoted to the Bible?” asked Mr. Green, “the most published book in history, the foundation of Western Civilization, and the most important and impacting book in the world?”

The Museum of the Bible will become a key destination of many church youth groups. It will also be a place of scholarship and a training center for those wanting to know the Bible better. Every family should visit.

To see everything it would take a full week, as I said, but special digital guides are being planned to help you high the high spots, depending on your interest. The village of Nazareth will even be recreated as it was in the time of Christ, and you’ll be able to visit the land of the Bible and the very Bible itself in a way never before possible.

I don’t know when I’ve had a more exciting weekend. To help you start planning your trip, here are some pictures I took of the weekend. The opening date, again, is mid-November of next year.

Some of the thousands of artifacts from the Green Collection that will be displayed.
Some of the thousands of artifacts from the Green Collection that will be displayed.
Priceless documents from antiquity related to the Holy Bible.
Priceless documents from antiquity related to the Holy Bible.
Presidential Bibles
Presidential Bibles
Even Elvis' Bible
Even Elvis’ Bible
With Nobel Peace Prize winner Lord David Trimble and Byron Williamson of Worthy Publishing.
With Nobel Peace Prize winner Lord David Trimble and Byron Williamson of Worthy Publishing.
The view from my hotel room
The view from my hotel room
With Berry Black, Chaplain of the United States Senate
With Berry Black, Chaplain of the United States Senate
The construction site three near the US Capitol
The construction site near the US Capitol
Hard hat tour of the construction
Hard hat tour of the construction
The more I heard the more excited I felt.
The more I heard the more excited I felt.
With David Green, President of Hobby Lobby, which has given more funds to Christian causes than any other entity in church history.
With David Green, President of Hobby Lobby, which has given more funds to Christian causes than any other entity in church history.
Great views of Washington from the future rooftop gardens.
Great views of Washington from the future rooftop gardens. But I could never get my hardhat on straight.
Mr. Green explaining his dream for a museum of the Bible.
Mr. Green explaining his dream for a museum of the Bible.
We enjoined the first formal luncheon on site at the future museum.
We enjoined the first formal luncheon on site at the future museum.
With David Green, who founded Hobby Lobby out of his garage years ago.
With David Green, who founded Hobby Lobby out of his garage years ago.
While in Washington I stopped by the White House to see the President... but missed him. (This is in front of a mural).
While in Washington I stopped by the White House to see the President… but missed him. (This is in front of a mural).
I especially enjoyed being with my dear friend Ted Squires.
I especially enjoyed being with my dear friend Ted Squires.
And with my friend Michael McAfee and his wife Lauren
And with my friend Michael
McAfee and his wife Lauren
Start planning your trip to the Museum of the Bible now. It opens November 2017.
Start planning your trip to the Museum of the Bible now. It opens November 2017.

 

2 thoughts on “Something Great Is Happening In Washington, DC!

  1. What an exciting adventure. To walk thru the Bible. I hope and pray I am able to come and see in 2017.

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