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$500 Million Museum of the Bible Opens Saturday In D.C.

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The Museum of the Bible will open Saturday in Washington, D.C. The $500 million museum will be the largest privately-funded museum in the city. Most Washington, D.C. museums are Smithsonian-run and free to enter.

A huge chunk of the money for the museum comes from the Green family, who operate Hobby Lobby and who have become famous for championing conservative causes. Hobby Lobby famously refused to provide contraception coverage to female employees. Their decision was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote.

It’s a massive undertaking and early reviews of the museum have been largely positive. Time will tell what the overall impact of the museum will be, both on the city and on the future of museum funding in the nation’s capital.

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