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  • Greens' Museum of Bible to offer free admission

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, August 11, 2017 (10 days ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Museum of the Bible slated to open in November in Washington will offer free admission while reserving special perks for members, the museum announced today (Aug. 11).

    The museum, founded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and family, joins the ranks of such notable venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History in suggesting a donation in lieu of an admission fee, in this case $15.

    Timed entry may be reserved online for guests and members at the museum slated to open Nov. 17. Read More

  • Hobby Lobby to forfeit Bible artifacts, pay $3M fine

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 (one month ago)

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    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Hobby Lobby Stores will forfeit thousands of improperly acquired ancient biblical artifacts and pay a $3 million fine in a civil settlement the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced July 5.

    The settlement closed a federal investigation of the store's 2010 purchase and subsequent importation of more than 5,500 artifacts from dealers who did not disclose the items' Iraqi origin. Hobby Lobby paid $1.6 million for the artifacts, including Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets, bricks and clay bullae used in ancient writings and seals. Read More

  • Greens investigated for museum acquisitions

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Hobby Lobby craft chain owners the Greens are under federal investigation to determine whether the family illegally imported Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets from Israel for display in the family's Bible museum, the Daily Beast reported.

    The U.S. government has confiscated a shipment of as many as 300 small clay tablets that were in route to Oklahoma, the Hobby ... Read More

  • Green's Bible museum construction nears

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Construction on the Museum of the Bible will begin by Dec. 1 as the final tenants leave the Washington D.C. site that will house the building just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, museum board Chairman Steve Green said. Read More