Billy Graham’s Canvas Cathedral

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About the Exhibition

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

On the brink of the Cold War, the United States faced a frightening and uncertain future. In the late 1940s, Billy Graham began a series of revivals that focused on faith as an alternative to fear. The revivals began in packed tents, or “canvas cathedrals,” where thousands gathered to hear Graham preach the messages of the Bible.

“Go into all the world and preach the Bible to all creation.”
Mark 16:15 (NIV)

Believing the Bible was for everyone, Graham expanded his ministry across the globe. He hosted "crusades," as he called his revivals, in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America, along with those he preached at back home in the United States. For decades, Graham’s ministry showed people how the Bible could offer insight and clarity through confusing and painful events, from the Korean War to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Throughout his ministry, Billy Graham used the Bible as a source of hope for the future.

Explore Billy Graham's biblical legacy this April at Museum of the Bible.

Exhibition Details:

April 19, 2024 – January 26, 2025
Location: Floor 2
Cost: Included with general admission