Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity at Trine University

Here is an amazing opportunity for those of us that live/work close to Trine University in Angola, Indiana.  More than 40 books and manuscripts are on loan to Trine from The Remnant Trust, a public foundation that shares its collection of works, some dating to 3000 BC.  There will be texts and documents from the classics in history, philosophy  literature, politics and the sciences.

The book 1,000 Years, 1,000 People:  Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium named the 1,000 most influential people of the past 1,000 years.  Johannes Gutenberg was No. 1.  His printing press was credited with lowering the cost of books, making accessible to almost everyone the wisdom and knowledge of the greatest minds of the ages.  The first book Gutenberg printed was of course the Bible.  At Trine University you will be able see some amazing items including a leaf of one of the first printed pages by Gutenberg (1455), a first edition of the King James Bible (1611), a 16th century text of the Torah, an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and books by Copernicus, Galileo and Darwin.

You can view the collection in Taylor Hall's Wells Gallery through May, 2014.   The gallery will be open for viewing at the following times in September:

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - grand opening 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - from 1 - 3 p.m.
Sunday, September 15,2013 - from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - from 1 - 3 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2013 - from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in 30 minute talks followed by discussion on topics generated by the texts.  For a list of topics and dates e-mail Sarah Young at

Additional viewing hours will be announced later.  Visit for details.  

To arrange a tour for your organization contact Dareen McClelland in the Office of the President at (260) 665-4102.

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