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PassagesMuseumA traveling museum exhibit, “Passages,” is bringing an interactive exhibit of the history of the Bible to Santa Clarita.

“Passages” is presented by the Museum of the Bible, a museum that is expected to be built in Washington, D.C. and will open in the fall of 2017. Many of the artifacts in the “Passages” exhibit will be featured in the museum.

“Passages” is expected to open to the public Friday, April 3 and features about 400 artifacts that tell different aspects of the story of the Bible including its transmission, translation, impact and controversies.

“The idea here is to provide an interactive exhibit,” said David Trobisch, the director of the Green Collection, which is one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts. “It’s family-friendly and it’s not (just) for the faith community. It’s open for absolutely everyone, any faith, any interests that they have. There’s a strong education interest there, too.”

Sets and theaters have been built to display the various artifacts in the exhibit.  Some of the artifacts and exhibits include reproductions of the Dead Sea Scrolls and fragments of the originals; a demonstration of Gutenberg’s printing press; the Lunar Bible, which traveled to the surface of the moon on the Apollo 14 mission; and Torah scrolls that were desecrated during World War II.

Museum Of The Bible's Exhibit 'Passages' Comes To Santa Clarita-“The content of the whole exhibit is to let the bible speak for itself,” Trobisch said. 

The “Passages” exhibit also features many activities for children and families, he said. Children can make their own block prints, dress up like animals on Noah’s ark and see and hear from William Tyndale, Martin Luther, Jerome and John Knox. 

The “Passages” exhibit will be open until Feb. 27, 2016, and is located at 26565 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.

 

“These items, they existed long before we were born and they will exist after no one remembers who we are,” Trobisch said. “So, the curator’s job during their lifetime is to not let the (artifacts) age as much as possible.”

For more information about the “Passages” exhibit including hours and ticket prices, visit the website.

About Passages:

Passages is a 30,000-square-foot, interactive, traveling exhibit chronicling the history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. In Santa Clarita, California, from April 3, 2015, to Feb. 27, 2016, the family-friendly exhibit features some 400 items from one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts. Since its debut in 2011, several hundred thousand people have experienced Passages in five other U.S. cities, where 90 percent of surveyed visitors have rated the exhibit five out of five stars. Many artifacts traveling with Passages will be featured in Museum of the Bible; a select few will also travel to Philadelphia in September for a special exhibit marking Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S.

About Museum of the Bible:

Museum of the Bible invites all people to engage with the Bible through museum exhibits and scholarly pursuits, including artifact research, education initiatives and an international museum opening late 2017 in Washington, D.C. The 430,000-square-foot, $400 million Museum of the Bible, dedicated to the impact, history and narrative of the Bible, will be located two blocks from the National Mall. As of 2015, it has sponsored traveling exhibits in six U.S. cities and three other countries.

 

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. Jeff Thomas please share?

  2. Sarah Cohen Sarah Cohen says:

    I could think of many better ways to use that space. To each their own, I guess.

  3. Why isn’t this free of charge? Wouldn’t that spread “the good word” to more people?

  4. Why isn’t this free of charge? Wouldn’t that spread “the good word” to more people?

  5. Scott Ervin Scott Ervin says:

    OH:

    “… and their Board of Directors? Please. When pastors are directing a supposedly historic exhibit. Shoot me now.

    Is there no respect for true scholarship?”

    – A respected local Christian and Historian

  6. Terri Crain says:

    This was an amazing place. It is funded in part with private funds and the low, $12 – $10 with the coupon that they give you there, barely off-sets costs. They operate at a loss. If you go, plan on spending a few hours as they have done a great job depicting history from many different points of view.

  7. macroview says:

    Care to elaborate, Scott Ervin?

  8. That’s two articles you’ve now published on this page regarding this traveling, so-called, “museum.” Got agenda?

    • macroview says:

      To James Gurdine:

      (A) How is it not a traveling museum?
      (B) One article announced it was coming, the other announced it was here and open. How is that problematic?
      (C) Got agenda? How about, “We know our readers would be interested in this”?
      (D) What is YOUR agenda?

  9. Dorene Tapp Dorene Tapp says:

    Do some of you people have something against history? I cannot believe the negativity some have.

  10. I saw this next to best buy yesterday . sounds great , can’t wait to check it out .. Thanks for posting it twice ✌

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