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 Current Exhibit at the Museum on Main Street

The Family Bible Exhibit

This exhibit offers a brief glimpse into the history and significance of the family Bible as part of the material culture of Washtenaw County, and presents the story of some of the county’s prominent families. The family Bible was a most treasured object for Americans in the 1800s, including Washtenaw county’s frontier farmers. The Bible was the most printed, distributed, and read book in the United States through the 19th century, and nearly every family owned a Bible for education and devotion. Bibles, ranging from simple to elaborate, were put on display in the home as pieces of art and passed down from generation to generation as a cherished family heirloom. Many Bibles also contain the county’s earliest civic and genealogical records, offering elements of family history for those who settled Washtenaw County.

The exhibit runs from Nov 30, 2014 to Mar 1, 2015.

Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12 Noon-4 p.m. and weekdays by appointment.

Free and open to the public.
Groups are welcome.

The Museum on Main Street
500 North Main
Ann Arbor


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