Those who went to Glenn Beck’s “Man in the Moon” weekend in Salt Lake City in early July are unlikely to forget the special museum Beck put in place for visitors.
According to Rabbi Daniel Lapin, who filled in for Beck on TheBlaze TV Friday afternoon along with historian David Barton, the museum contained about 150 artifacts with a total price tag of over $50 million by the time it was complete. About 4,000 people passed through the museum in just three days.
“We took folks back through four centuries of America’s past so that we could see who we were, where we came from, and what lessons we could learn from history,” Barton said. “The contents of that remarkable museum were drawn from five separate private, world-class collections, and we combined them into one never-before seen grouping.”
Artifacts included chains worn by slave children, actual military uniforms worn during the Revolutionary War, Joseph Smith’s pocket watch, and much more.
“So, what’s different about this museum? Lots of museums have old things,” Barton said. “One thing this museum did not hesitate in communicating was a clear message of right and wrong. Throughout education today, teachers are often unwilling to take events from history and assign anything of values…After all, not only might someone be offended, but who’s to say what’s right and wrong? …We did not hesitate to take you through the good and bad of America.”
For those who weren’t able to see the museum in person, Beck recorded part of his personal tour:
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