Friday, February 8, 2013

Washington's Bibles at HAM

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

George Washingtons inaugural Bible
  • George Washington's inaugural Bible

For two days only, the Bible that George Washington swore upon for his inauguration April 30, 1789, and a Washington family Bible will be on display at the Historic Arkansas Museum. The museum is open 5-8 p.m. tonight for 2nd Friday Art Night.

The Bibles are part of the museum's exhibit "Treasures of Arkansas Freemasons, 1838-2013" in the Study Gallery through July 12, coinciding with the 175th anniversary of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Arkansas.

The Bibles will be at HAM on Saturday all day.

The inaugural Bible is from St. John's Lodge No. 1 in New York, which loaned it to Washington on inauguration day. Other presidents who've use the Bible at their swearing-in are Warren G. Harding, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush. The family Bible is on loan from the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Va., and includes notes in Washington's hand and his signature.

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