Museum of the Bible

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The Museum of the Bible (MOTB) opened in late November and I reserved my ticket for today. The collection includes artifacts from a variety of cultures and periods. In the face of predictable criticism, the museum calls attention to the role of the Bible through historical and cultural contexts and invites visitors to whet their curiosity […]


A Tale of Two Houses

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During Thanksgiving my brother, mom and I traveled from Chicago to Hoopeston, IL where my grandpa grew up. The outstanding house in town is still called the “Dyer Mansion” on Honeywell St. and was owned by my great-great grandpa (not by blood), James H. Dyer, who was elected City Attorney in April 1879 and mayor […]