Museum of the Bible to Unfold Mile-Long Wiedmann Bible on the National Mall
Historic event on the National Mall
Museum of the Bible announces plans to unfold the nearly mile-long Wiedmann Bible facsimile along the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 8 a.m.-noon. This event will be the first complete unveiling of the Wiedmann Bible in the United States and will require the assistance of 1,000 volunteers to unfold and hold the artifact. Volunteers will receive a commemorative T-shirt and free general admission to Museum of the Bible.
“Museum of the Bible is honored to be part of this historic event,” said museum president and CEO Ken McKenzie. “The Wiedmann Bible exhibit is one of the most popular at the museum, and yet, you can’t truly understand the artifact’s uniqueness until you see just how long it is. I encourage everyone who is able to literally reach out their hands and join me in making history on June 1.”
The original Wiedmann Bible is on display now at Museum of the Bible through September 8, 2019.
The Wiedmann Bible was unfolded for the first time along the Elbe shore in Magdeburg, Germany, resulting in a new world record for the largest concertina book.
Date: June 1st 2019
Event Hours: 08:o0 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool – 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW Washington DC 20024
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