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KY Historical Society to give public look into Bible collection

By Chanda Veno, The State Journal

At a table tucked away on the top floor of the Kentucky History Center, Cheri Daniels, head of reference services, carefully unlocks two metal clasps holding together a 5-inch-thick family Bible published in 1741.

Written completely in Dutch, the VanArsdall Bible was lugged across the Atlantic Ocean by a family member and preserved for hundreds of years before ending up in the history center's massive collection of more than 200 Bibles.

In honor of National Family History Month in October, downtown Frankfort's Kentucky Historical Society is giving folks an opportunity to browse a few of its Bibles, many of which list family members or have obituaries glued to their pages.

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This story was posted on 2018-10-26 09:43:52
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