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May 4, 2012

A Walking Tour of Billy Graham's Wheaton

Billy Graham and Friends on Wheaton College's Campus

The Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College offers "A Walking Tour of Billy Graham's Wheaton" from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5. The tour is in collaboration with the City of Wheaton's annual "Preservation Week."

The tour includes sites associated with Wheaton College alumnus and evangelist Billy Graham. The sites are on Wheaton College's campus and throughout the town of Wheaton. 

In more than six decades of preaching, Graham has shared the gospel with hundreds of millions of people. Many of the foundations of his ministry were created in the spiritual and personal experiences of his Wheaton College student days (1940-1943). The tour will highlight these, as well as the 1959 Billy Graham Crusade in Wheaton and the establishment of the Billy Graham Center. Participants will also learn more about how World War II impacted the college campus. 

The walking tour is just under two miles and ends at the Billy Graham Center Museum, where participants are invited to visit the exhibits describing the story of Graham's ministry and the history of evangelism in the United States. The tour is free, but space is limited. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to sign up in advance. To sign up or learn more, call 630.752.5910 or email bgcarc@wheaton.edu.


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