|WASHINGTON — Since its reopening on Jun. 22, Museum of the Bible has welcomed thousands of visitors through its Gutenberg Gates. And the museum has announced that it still has room for more guests.
“No lines, no wait, it was quick and easy and painless and we got in in a couple of minutes,” said a visitor interviewed for the Museum’s “Welcome Back: Safe & Fun” video. Another visitor remarked, “the safety measures in place helped me feel secure and safe.”
“We are so thankful for the many individuals and groups who have come to visit in the past few weeks,” said Donna Jonas, Chief Operating Officer at Museum of the Bible. “Still, there’s plenty of room for more guests to come in and learn about the Bible and have fun.”
With 430,000 square feet of space and six floors of exhibits — the equivalent of 7 football fields — Museum of the Bible offers visitors plenty of space for social distancing. The museum adheres to all District of Columbia Covid-19 guidelines, which are among the strictest in the nation. Museum of the Bible is regularly cleaned and sanitized and protective measures are in place to ensure the health and safety of all.
Museum of the Bible has also instituted its much-talked about 10 Covid Commandments, which were cited by The Washington Post, DCIst and The Washingtonian Online.
Now, visitors can view a new display on the life of Holocaust hero Corrie ten Boom, a Dutchwoman who helped hide hundreds of Jews before being sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. The display features the Bible that Ten Boom received from Billy Graham as well as her release papers.
Additionally, a new museum-wide “Bible & Healing” theme helps visitors understand Scripture’s influence on medicine and the medical field throughout history through the papers of John Wesley, Florence Nightingale and Julius Preuss, among other exhibits.
Museum of the Bible also invites visitors to explore how the Bible has served as a catalyst for racial reconciliation and justice. Currently, the works of Phillis Wheatley and Frederick Douglass and African American Civil War Veteran Private George R. Rome’s New Testament are on display at the museum. Visitors can also view an exhibit on the life and Civil Rights work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and see a statue of renown scientist and inventor, George Washington Carver.
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