Thursday, February 05, 2009

Remnant Trust at IPFW

An exhibit showing currently at IPFW is well-worth seeing for everyone in the Fort Wayne area. It's called the Remnant Trust and features historical documents of great significance. On display are such documents as: The Emancipation Proclamation, The Declaration of Independence, the Magna Carta, early editions of landmark works, like Leaves of Grass. A section is devoted to religious works: Wycliffe's translation of the Bible, Thomas Acquinas' Summa Theologicae, the Hebrew Bible, the Koran.

The wonderful thing about this particular exhibit is that viewers are allowed to read, touch, and handle the documents. I loved seeing the illuminations on the Thomas Acquinas book. One of the docents pointed out the worm holes on one of the volumes in the Science, Culture, and Society section.

The exhibit is free to the public, but check the website for gallery hours. It's located on the campus of IPFW, in Helmke Library. K-12 school groups are encouraged to attend, and with prior arrangements made, can have a guided tour of the exhibit.

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