CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 6, 2018 ― Fall is the perfect time to visit the Billy Graham Library. With events for all ages, specialty coffee drinks at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar, lesson plans for students, and displays full of memorabilia from Billy Graham’s life and ministry, your entire family can find something to look forward to.
Sept. 7, 4-5:30 p.m.: Book Signing with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy ― South Carolina’s Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy will visit the Billy Graham Library to greet guests and sign copies of their New York Times bestselling book Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country. These two high-profile political figures are laying partisanship and politics aside to encourage a divided country to discover the joy and fellowship that can come from relationships that are real and deep, even with people who may not look the same, think the same or share similar backgrounds.
Books will be available for purchase in Ruth’s Attic bookstore, or you may bring your own. Scott and Gowdy will only be signing copies of their book, Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country. Limit of two signed books per person. This is a free event, open to the public. No registration is required for this event.
Sept. 15, 8-10:30 a.m.: Men’s Breakfast and Tour ― Journey through history and be inspired by what God can do through ordinary men who are surrendered to Him. Ron Shea, son of longtime Billy Graham Crusade soloist George Beverly Shea, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the ways the Lord used his father during more than seven decades of global Crusade ministry. Men of all ages are invited to enjoy a hot buffet breakfast and uplifting music, plus Biblical encouragement for purposeful living from Ron Shea. Guided tours of The Journey of Faith will be offered after the breakfast.
Guests can choose from two seatings available for the event: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 per person, and space is limited. Purchase tickets online or call 704-401-3271.
Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Homeschool Day ― Homeschool students and their families are invited to join us on Wednesday, Oct. 10, for a special day of activities and discounts just for them. Meet other homeschoolers while taking The Journey of Faith tour and test your brain power with the Bessie’s Brainteasers scavenger hunt. Take a deeper look at topics explored in the Library’s online lesson plans as you examine unique memorabilia displayed specifically for this special event. Admission is free. To register, fill out a group reservation request form (even if your group is fewer than 10 people) and note that you are coming for Homeschool Day. For more information, please call 704-401-3263 or email LibraryStudents@bgea.org.
Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Bikers with Boxes – The 11th annual Bikers with Boxes charity ride event brings together thousands of motorcyclists from across the region. In 2017, bikers brought over 6,100 gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Attendees will enjoy music, fellowship, giveaways and complimentary lunch offered from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pre-register for the event.
Dairy Bar Specialty Coffee ― The Graham Brothers Dairy Bar, located inside the Billy Graham Library, recently announced a new addition to their menu: specialty coffee. The dairy bar is now serving lattes, iced coffee and blended frappes–pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin muffin options have been added for the fall. Plan your visit and see the full dairy bar menu.
Special Exhibit: Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey ― On Feb. 21, 2018, Billy Graham’s hope and greatest longing was realized as he entered heaven. Today, he is in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. God worked through Mr. Graham’s death much like He did through his life, using the events surrounding his passing to open hearts and change lives for eternity through the power of the Gospel. This special exhibit shares the remarkable impact of the events commemorating Billy Graham’s life and ministry—and demonstrates how God is continuing this legacy of evangelism to “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47).
Browse fascinating photos, never-before-seen memorabilia, and testimonies from those who have been impacted since Billy Graham’s passing. Located in the lobby of the Billy Graham Library, this exhibit is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.
About the Billy Graham Library
The Billy Graham Library opened in 2007 and has since had more than 1.3 million visitors from around the world. Admission to the Library and The Journey of Faith is free. For more information on the Library and upcoming events, or to schedule a group tour, please visit BillyGrahamLibrary.org. You can also stay connected with the Billy Graham Library on these social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and on the Library blog.