Aug. 3: Museum of the Bible Hosts Media Preview of New Billy Graham Exhibit

Museum of the Bible will host a special preview for members of the media on Friday, Aug. 3, for its newest temporary exhibit titled Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham, the Bible, and the Challenges of the Modern World. The exhibit, made possible with the cooperation of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, opens to the public on Sunday, Aug. 5, on the museum's fifth floor and runs through Jan. 27, 2019.

This exhibit will provide a historical examination of the life, work and cultural significance of William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr. (1918 – 2018), focusing on his use of the Bible in his ministry from the late-1940s through his retirement in 2005. The exhibit will be divided into two sections: The first will examine the development of Graham into a global revivalist, starting with his roots in the American revival tradition and the postwar context of his early ministry, and the second will explore the impact of his work in the realms of religion, society and politics.

Some key features of the exhibit include:

  • Original pulpit used during one of Graham's first major crusades in Modesto, California, 1948
  • Original pulpit and sermon notes used during Graham’s final crusade in New York City, 2005
  • Sermon notes used during one of Graham's largest crusades in South Korea, 1973
  • Personal Bibles owned by Graham, his mother Morrow and his father Frank
  • Original movie posters from Graham’s World Wide Pictures production company
  • Rare images taken by Graham’s personal photographer Russ Busby

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 3, noon – 2 p.m. ET
WHERE: Museum of the Bible, 400 4th St. SW, Washington, D.C. (Federal Center SW Metro). Please enter through the museum's main entrance at 4th St. and D St. SW. The exhibit is located on the museum's fifth floor.
WHAT: A special preview day for members of the media of Museum of the Bible's newest temporary exhibit, Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham, the Bible, and the Challenges of the Modern World.
RSVP: To RSVP, please contact Exhibit previews are for working members of the media. To pass through security upon arrival, media must present a government-issued photo ID.
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Cirmo, 213.864.6645 or
PARKING: There are no provisions for on-site parking for media at this event. Please plan accordingly.

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