Palm Beach Daily News | Let there be light: Museum of the Bible holds inaugural benefit

Longtime resident Ruby Rinker was the honoree at the inaugural Palm Beach benefit for the Museum of the Bible.

The event took place March 2 at The Breakers.

The afternoon began with a reception and curator-led preview of Biblical antiquities including Dead Sea Scroll fragments, papyri, manuscripts, Torah scrolls and rare printed Bibles.

Luncheon, recognition of the honoree and a live auction followed.

In addition to Rinker, local museum supporters include Jane and Peter Elebash, Cathleen and Dale Hedrick, DeAnne and Thomas Hutchinson III, Barbara Bryant, Toni Lee, Janet and Mark Levy, Sonja and Tony Nicholson, Ben Starling, Betsy and Quinn Mills, Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Margaret and John Maxwell, and Cheryl and Gordon Martin.

The 43,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible will open in November. Located in Washington, D.C., it is two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the Capitol.

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