DENVER - A rare, national treasure that has never been on public display outside of Washington D.C. is about to come to Colorado. Thomas Jefferson's Bible will be on display at the History Colorado Center in Denver on March 22.
Its original owner is not the only reason the Bible is special. Jefferson created his own text in 1820 as a way to reflect on his personal moral and religious philosophy. It was restored in 2011 and put on display at the National Museum of American History.
In order to best conserve its pages, the book requires precise temperature, humidity and light controls. The History Colorado Center is one of the few museums in the state equipped to manage these requirements.
Curators from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will be giving a public presentation at the History Colorado Center on March 20 at 7 p.m.
Morgan Aguilar contributed to this report.
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