In January of 2017 the University of Pikeville will open "Khirbet el-Maqatir & a Journey through Biblical History." This walk-through exhibit will feature over 250 artifacts from the world of the Bible. Of particular interest will be artifacts from the site of Khirbet el-Maqatir - the location of Ai mentioned in the book of Joshua and the possible site of Ephraim of the book of John.
The opening weekend special events will occur from Thursday, January 19 through Saturday January 21. The Thursday night event on the 19 will be an opening dinner where guests can meet and greet with visiting archaeologists and museum curators. A full buffet will be served to include sliced roast beef, herb roasted chicken, salad, vegetables, hot rolls and dessert. A dinner ticket includes admission to the exhibit on either Friday or Saturday and the visitor will be assigned a time for their exhibit visit on one of those days. In order to include this dinner event in your plans you must purchase either the "Opening Weekend Events Pass" or the "Opening Weekend Couples Pass."
Exhibit tickets on Friday or Saturday, the 20 & 21, will allow the visitor access to the historic York House in Pikeville where the 250 artifacts will be showcased. The visitor will also have the opportunity to visit with archaeologists and museum curators who will be on site to share the exhibit with visitors. Donor passes grant visitors admission to the exhibit as often as they desire for one low price beginning on January 27 and all regular business hours after that date. Currently, the exhibit is scheduled to be open every Friday and Saturday from that date through the summer.
Buy your Tickets Today to visit: Khirbet el-Maqatir & A Journey through Biblical History (off site link).
The local Hilton Garden Inn has a special rate for visitors for the exhibit: Hilton Garden Inn (off-site link).