Mayborn Museum Complex Presents Programs on Holy Places, Faith Groups in October and November

Sept. 30, 2016

Contacts: Rebecca Tucker Nall, Mayborn Museum, 254-710-7981
Lori Fogleman, Baylor Media Communications, 254-710-6275
Terry Goodrich,254-710-3321

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host three public local events in conjunction with the National Geographic Sacred Journeys exhibition in Waco, which runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

The 7,000-square-foot exhibition, created with National Geographic photography, recreates places, spaces and events so visitors can learn about the history and beliefs behind spiritual travels around the world to such places as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock Mosque, also in Jerusalem.

The museum is at 1300 S. University Parks Drive in Waco.

The public programs include:

Holy Journeys, Holy Destinations

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the SBC Theater at the Mayborn
  • Co-hosted by Mayborn and the department of religion at Baylor University
  • “What makes a place holy? How do holy places change us, and how do we change them?” Discussion by four Baylor professors: Candi Cann, assistant professor in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core; Robert Creech, professor of Christian ministries at Truett Seminary; Elise Edwards, lecturer of religion; and Matthew Whelan, lecturer in religion.
  • Admission is $8; $7 for senior citizens; $6 for children. Baylor University students and museum members receive free admission.
  • Festival of Faiths

  • 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Mezzanine and SBC Theater at the Mayborn
  • Co-hosted by the Mayborn Museum and Waco Interfaith Conference
  • Museum visitors and attendees will sample food from a variety of cultures
  • Interactive presentations will highlight important aspects of different faith groups
  • Free, but the event does not include admission to the Mayborn Museum Complex or Sacred Journeys
  • Interfaith Students Panel Discussion

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the SBC Theater at the Mayborn
  • Co-hosted by the Mayborn Museum and BU Better Together
  • Free, but the event does not include admission to the Mayborn or Sacred Journeys

    Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


    Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex is a multi-faceted museum featuring cultural and natural history exhibits, a hands-on discovery center and the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village. Among the exhibits are walk-in dioramas focusing on Central Texas, including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology and natural history. The museum houses two floors of themed discovery rooms to encourage hands-on learning for all ages.

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