Quayle Bible Collection - Baldwin City, Kansas
The Quayle Bible Collection at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas is a collection of rare bibles and other materials such as handwritten scrolls, and bible translations that range in age from 2000 BC to the present. The Quayle Collection began with a 1925 gift from the estate of Bishop William A. Quayle, a Baker alumnus who later served as president of Baker University.
Originally the Quayle collection was comprised of 250 Bibles, but significant related works have been added and although only a few dozen items are on display, the collection now includes 900 items. The Quayle Bible collection includes bibles signed by every president since Harry S. Truman.
The Quayle Bible collection provides exhibits, guided tours, off campus lectures and carefully selected loans to appropriate agencies. Guided tours of the current exhibit are available with four weeks notice.
The Quayle Bible collection display is complemented by the Filley Meditation Chapel and a 350 year old room from Urishay Castle, a large country manor house in England, located near Wales. The walls of the room came to America in the early 1900s and were originally used as a display area for European antiques by Marshall Field's Department Store in Chicago. It was later displayed at the Chicago Institute of Art. The present room is slightly smaller than the original.
I found the collection quite interesting, but believe that most visitors will be satisfied with a 30 minute or shorter visit.
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