CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 16, 2020 – As a result of today’s recommendation of President Trump to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, the Billy Graham Library will be closing to the public effective immediately.
“Our prayers are with those affected by the coronavirus pandemic here in our community and around the world,” said Scott Holmquist, executive director of the Billy Graham Library. “Closing our doors is not out of fear, but out of concern for the health of those who visit as well as our staff and volunteers. We look forward to welcoming visitors again as soon as we can in the near future.”
All facilities within the Billy Graham Library are affected by the closure, including The Journey of Faith tour, Graham Brothers Dairy Bar, Ruth’s Attic bookstore, Graham family homeplace and memorial prayer garden. Announcements about reopening these facilities will be made at a later date.
“During this time with the coronavirus, fear is gripping the hearts of people around the world,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “We need to share the ‘reason for the hope that is in you’ (1 Peter 3:15). Jesus Christ is our hope, our anchor, our comfort, and our peace. Let’s share His love with as many people as we can, making every day count.”
The Billy Graham Library remains committed to proclaiming the Gospel message of God’s love and will reopen as soon as possible.
For additional information on the Billy Graham Library, including updates and announcements, visit www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org.
About The Billy Graham
The Billy Graham Library opened in 2007 and has since had more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world. Admission to the Library and The Journey of Faith is free. For more information on the Library and upcoming events, or to schedule a group tour, please visit www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org. You can also stay connected with the Billy Graham Library on these social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and on the Library blog.