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The Great Works at the Acton Institute

Come view and touch great books from as far back as 1250, on display at the Acton Institute through November 30th

Event Details

Join the Acton Institute in person to see many curated works from The Remnant Trust, a public educational foundation that shares an actively growing collection of manuscripts, first edition and early works dealing with the topics of individual liberty and human dignity with some pieces dating as early as 2500 B.C. Works on display at the Acton Institute include:

Bible, Epistle of Paul to the Romans: Romans IX-XII, ca. 1250

Declaration of Independence [in] Journals of the Assembly, 1777

Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation, 1862

George Orwell, 1984, 1949

Frederic Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom, 1855

Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, 1488

Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae Pars Secunda, 1475

John Dalberg Acton, Historical Essays and Studies, 1907

  • Open House Date/Time
  • Tuesday, November 30th - 4pm to 8pm

  • Location
  • Acton Institute
  • 98 Fulton Street East
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Featured Video

Acton Lecture Series - Time Machines from the Past: Old Books are Still Cool

"Books connect us in a very real way to people and ideas from the past. This talk will explore how we can help the current and future generations understand the thoughts and the minds of the thinkers of the past through printed books and publications."