Washington DC has over 25 amazing museums, ranging from the Smithsonian’s on the National Mall to the National Portrait Gallery and the Postal Museum. The National Museum of African American History and Cultural, located on right beside the Washington Monument is one of the newest, opened just a little over a year ago. This fall a new museum opens in the heart of our Nation’s Capitol, The Museum of the Bible.
The Museum of the Bible solely focused around the history and impact of the Bible. The museum is set to open in November 2017, just a few months away! The museum will have on display one of the largest assemblies of biblical artifacts and texts in the world through collaborations between private donors, institutions and other museums. The president of the Museum of the Bible, Cary Summers said, “Our goal is straightforward, reacquaint the world with the book that helped make it, and let the visitor come to their own conclusions. The Museum of the Bible is a global education institution that invites all people to engage in the Bible. We don’t exist to tell people what to believe about it”.
The Museum will have numerous exhibits and stations to view artifacts, learn more about the Bible and even have interactive experiences. The second floor will be the Impact Floor, which will explore the Bible’s impact over time on cultures, civilization, and daily life, including its influence on fine arts, science, and government. The third floor will be named the Narrative Floor, which will share stories of the Bible by engaging all of guests’ senses. Visitors will walk through narratives of the Hebrew text from Genesis to Chronicles and then through first century Nazareth, ending with the New Testament story. The fourth floor will be the History floor and will showcase archaeological discoveries through modern cinematic storytelling bringing the biography of the Bible to life and will have on display more than 500 artifacts that document the Bible’s preservation, translation, and transmission across centuries will be featured. The roof will be crowned with a biblical themed garden and an amazing view of Washington DC.
The Museum of the Bible will be a 430,000 square foot building, two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the nation’s Capital. Located right beside Federal Center Southwest Metro station on the Blue/Orange/Silver line, it will be very easy to get to. The address is 409 3rd St SW C-700, Washington, DC 20024. For more information on tickets or to even view the live-stream camera of how the construction is going, visit there website at www.museumofthebible.org.
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