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Today is:
Sun, Feb 1, 2015
Homecoming: "Unraveling Revelations: Decoding the Prophetic Charts" Exhibit
(Arts and Culture)

In the early nineteenth century, a man named William Miller came to the conclusion that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, spoken of in both the Old and New Testaments, was imminent. In fact, his careful calculations revealed the year this was to take place as 1843.

On display are eight of the 36 charts from Aurora University's Jenks Memorial Collection of Adventual Material. The charts were visual aids used at church services and camp meetings to teach about the prophecies, which Miller believed were about to come to fruition.

The exhibit, curated by AU students in the MST2200 Museum Exhibitions course, also includes photographs, letters and scrapbooks from the collection. This exhibit was awarded the 2012 Award of Excellence from the Illinois Association of Museums.

The exhibit will be on display:
Friday, October 5 - Friday, December 14, 2012.

Gallery hours are:
8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday;
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday;
and 1 - 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 630-844-7843, email museum@aurora.edu or visit aurora.edu/museum/gallery.

Location: Schingoethe Museum Education Gallery in Dunham Hall
Contact: E-Mail museum@aurora.edu