UPDATE: High winds force postponement of Bible museum replica
The Museum of the Bible is set to open in November in Washington, D.C., but Oklahoma City metro residents will have an opportunity to view a replica of a significant aspect of the museum Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29, at Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expressway.
As part of a national, five-city campaign, the Museum of the Bible will tour replicas of its Gutenberg Gates in Oklahoma City.
The replica gates were to be available for public viewing on Friday, but high winds forced Museum of the Bible leaders to postpone erecting the structures. A spokeswoman said the hope is to have the structures up for viewing on Saturday and Sunday.
Made to the scale of the grand structures flanking the entryway of the museum in Washington, the replica gates will be at the Oklahoma City metro mall before moving on to Times Square in New York City and the National Mall in Washington.
The gates bear the passages of Genesis 1:1-31 in Latin, as found in the Gutenberg Bible, the first major book printed using moveable metal type.
While the touring gates were constructed using truss, plywood, truss wrap, exterior vinyl and a lightweight brick façade, the Gutenberg Gates at Museum of the Bible are made of bronze and are the largest panels of their kind in the world.
Artist Larry Kirkland was commissioned to create the entrance gates that will greet museum guests when Museum of the Bible opens on Nov. 17.
A Museum of the Bible spokeswoman said the replica will be available for viewing by the general public from 10 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Posted by Carla Hinton