March 6, 2013
has partnered with the
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
to bring a rare national treasure and masterful conservation story to Denver—Thomas Jefferson's Bible.
History Colorado Center
Jefferson's Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
, March 22–May 27. This special limited-engagement viewing offers an intimate window into
's religious philosophy and extraordinary mind. Visitors also explore the story behind the intensive effort undertaken by
to preserve this fragile, yet remarkable, piece of American history.
"Making this historic treasure publicly accessible was a key goal behind its conservation, and we are so pleased to lend it to History Colorado, a Smithsonian Affiliate, so we can share it with History Colorado Center audiences in
, curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
"We are delighted to partner with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to bring such a fascinating and rare item from our nation's past to the History Colorado Center to share with the public," said
, President& CEO of History Colorado. "Given the specialized light, temperature and humidity controls required, this is a prime example of the capabilities the new History Colorado Center provides when objects of such importance are put in our trust."
"As we approach the first anniversary of the opening of the History Colorado Center, it's fitting to host such a significant national story and a wonderful opportunity to spark greater interest and engagement in history," said Dr.
William J. Convery
, History Colorado State Historian.
Funding to bring
to the History Colorado Center was provided by the Grant family, the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, Monticello Associates, Inc. and contributions to the
Make History Colorado!
connects people to the stories, places and heritage of
's past that provide perspectives on today and inspire our choices for tomorrow. Through exhibits, collections, educational experiences, and archaeology and historic preservation programs throughout the state, History Colorado brings history to life for audiences of all ages. Find us at
, and on Twitter @HistoryColorado, visit
or call (303)-HISTORY. History
is a Smithsonian Affiliate.
The National Museum of American History
collects, preserves and displays American heritage in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. To learn more about the museum, check
Rebecca Laurie, PR Director(303) 866-3670,
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