Ashley and I went to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at City Park today. The school art exhibit was up, with drawings and photos and sculptures from students in elementary school through high school all over the county. Some of it impressed me. A few girls from Boonsboro High are eerily talented; they might have futures as great artists or airbrushers of motorcycles.
They were also pushing this event called the Museum Ramble, described as a “self-guided tour” through the various museums and historic points of interest in the county. One of the ladies at the fine arts museum gave Ashley a pamphlet which lists the participating sites. Some are legitimate museums and historic sites, and others on the list sound like places no one in their right mind would ever step foot in. Number three on the list is the Christian Heritage Museum.
The blurb for the Christian Heritage Museum, which is twice as long as the one for Fort Frederick, the oldest state park in Maryland, reads:
A privately owned collection of historic Bibles, books, manuscripts, sermon notes, and documents of Christian history, gathered for the past 25 years in order to preserve, protect, educate, motivate, and inspire others to live for Christ.
As Ashley said, “Do the math – come see Bibles from 1982!” Rather than rambling over there, we moseyed around the Fine Arts museum looking at doodles by elementary school kids. I’m prepared to live with that.