Hall Center For The Humanities


Daytrip to Baker University

Tour the Quayle Bible Collection, Presidential Bible Collection, Collins Library and Osborne Memorial Chapel.
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Wed., Oct. 22, 2003, 10:00am
Location: Baker University, 618 8th St., Baldwin City
Meet at Baker University at 10:00 a.m. at the Quayle Bible Collection for a tour of this extraordinary group of rare books and manuscripts, including a page from the Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed from movable type and clay tablets from the ancient city of Ur. We will also see the Presidential Bible Collection as well as a room brought to this country from the Urishay Castle in Wales, built around 350 years ago. We will tour the newly renovated Collins Library and then cross the street to eat lunch at the home of President and Mrs. Daniel Lambert, as their guests. Following lunch, we will stroll back across the street to the Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel, an English country chapel that was brought stone by stone to Baker and reconstructed. Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister, dedicated it in 1996. Lady Thatcher?s father had preached in the chapel in Sproxton in the 1930?s. We will leave Baldwin City by approximately 1:30 p.m.

October 22, 2003
10:00 a.m.

Cost: $5 (The $5 will be given as a donation to Baker University)

Where: Baker University, 618 8th Street, Baldwin City

Driving Directions: Drive your own cars or carpool to Baldwin City (If you would like a ride or would be willing to have someone ride along with you, please call the Center 864-7825.) It is approximately twenty minutes from 31st and Iowa Streets to the campus. Go south on 59 highway to the junction of 59 and 56 highways. Turn left (east) on 56 highway and go four miles. Turn right (south) at 8th Street in Baldwin off of 56 highway and the campus is adjacent to this road. Park on the street on either side. The Library and Chapel are on the east side of the street, and the President?s house is directly across on the west side of the street. All three sites are within a block of each other.

Preregistration is required for all programs. Programs may be attended by NGSL members and their out-of-town guests.
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