Bible Museum

Bible Museum

An 1854 facsimile of the Wycliffe Bible inspired Emy-Lou Biedenharn to begin her collection of Bibles, which culminated in the formation of Monroe’s Biedenharn Bible Museum. The collection contains a number of rare and historically important Bibles, including an original 1611 King James Bible, art Bibles, and a page from the 1454-55 Gutenberg Bible. The collection celebrates the contribution of the Bible and biblical literature to the enrichment of Western Civilization; the Bible Museum exhibits demonstrate the importance of the Bible in American culture.

In addition to the extensive Bible collection, the Biedenharn features exhibits of Russian Icons from the Daniel R. Bibb collection, as well as special temporary exhibitions covering a variety of topics throughout the year.