The Noblest Monument of English Prose -- The King James Bible

2011 marked the 400th Anniversary of the printing of the King James (KJV, or Authorized) Version of the English Bible. No work other than the plays of Shakespeare have been more influential in the formation of the English language and the spreading of the English language around the globe.

In Western Maryland Pilgrim's Way Ministries in cooperation with the Allegany County Museum presented a commemorative exhibit highlighting the significance of the King James Bible. The exhibit was held from May 10th, 2011 to June 9th, 2011 at the Allegany County Museum, 3 Pershing Street, in Cumberland, Maryland. The exhibit showed actual leaves from 1500s Tyndale and Geneva Bibles, and leaves from 1612 editions of the King James Bible, as well as informational displays about the history behind the KJV up to the present.


Printable event poster


A SHORT FILM OF THE EXHIBIT

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EXHIBIT

Dr. Dewey holding a 1612 King James leaf 1589 Geneva leaf 1607 Tyndale Psalter Leaf 1601 Geneva Leaf 1612 King James Leaf 1612 King James Leaf