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Archive for Sunday, September 2, 2007

Exhibit to celebrate Bishop Quayle

September 2, 2007

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— An exhibit honoring Bishop William A. Quayle will be on display at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Quayle Rare Bible Collection in the Spencer Library Wing on the Baker University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

"Bishop Quayle: Baker and Beyond" will feature Quayle's Bibles and personal memorabilia as part of Baker's 150th celebration. Quayle, a 1885 Baker graduate, served as Baker's president from 1890 to 1894 and later became bishop of the United Methodist Church.

"We will have Bibles and hymn books published around the time Baker was founded in 1858 on display," said John Forbes, curator of the Quayle Bible Collection. "We also have a textbook Bishop Quayle used as a student a Bible used when he was president of Baker."

Kirby Hayes, a former minister at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City, and Ralph Tanner, president emeritus of Baker, will read short excerpts from Quayle's writings. A quartet from Baker's music department will sing hymns from 1858, the year Baker was founded.

Refreshments will be served at the event.

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