Woodland Museum of Biblical Archaeology

Museum News
September, 2016
Woodland Museum of Biblical Archaeology
240 N. West Street
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: 530-662-1675

Museum Banquet
There are now only 23 tickets left for our annual Museum Banquet. The date is Friday, September 30th and the doors open at 6 PM. A catered dinner by the Anderson Family in Winters will be served at 6:30 PM. The meal will be fully catered and the cost is $20 per person (the same as last year). Dr. Robert Mullins of Azusa Pacific University will be our guest lecturer this year. Dr. Mullins has been involved with several archaeological excavations, including Beth Shean in Israel and Tel Rehov in the Jordan Valley. He is presently co-director of an excavation at Abel Beth Maacah in northern Israel. He will be lecturing on a Philistine site named Qasile at the banquet. You can reserve your tickets by responding to this email, drop by the office to purchase them, or telephoning the office to make your reservations. As this is a fundraiser for the Museum, you will be given an opportunity to support the Museum during the banquet.

Mission Statement
The primary reasons for beginning and maintaining the Woodland Museum of Biblical Archaeology are:
1.   To preserve and display antiquities from the land of the Bible.
2. To promote the understanding and teaching of Biblical History.
3. To demonstrate the historical and geographical authenticity of the Bible.
4. To create a learning environment for understanding God's redemption of the world through      Jesus Christ.

We have designed a new website that is more attractive and easier to navigate. If you haven't visited the museum website, please do so soon. The web address is: www.wufmuseum.org

God's Provision
There is no charge for visiting our Museum. However, to operate, maintain, and improve the museum, we rely on donations. Donations are tax deductable and can be made anytime, either at the museum or by mailing a check to:

Woodland Museum of Biblical Archaeology
c/o Woodland United Fellowship

240 N. West St.

Woodland, CA 95695

Please make sure that checks are made to WUF and put "museum" in the memo space.
For your convenience, you can also make donations through our website and your PayPal account.

God Bless,
Dr. Carl Morgan

Archaeology Lecture Event
Dr. Robert Mullins, of Azusa Pacific University will lecture at our Museum on Saturday evening, October 1st, at 6 PM. He will be sharing about his work in both Beth Shean and Maacah. Dr. Mullins just completed another season of digging at Maacah, so you will receive fresh information about the site. There is no charge for the lecture and you are welcome to invite your friends.

Museum Silent Auction
On the evening of the Museum, a Silent Auction will also take place at the Museum in the Trinity Room. The auction will receive bids on items between 5 PM and 6:15 PM. All are invited to take part in the auction even though you may not be attending the banquet. We plan to have more items than usual at our auction, so we hope to see you there. If you have items to donate to the auction, please respond to this email or call us at 662-1675. For more information about the auction go to: www.facebook.com/events/1076783809044000/

Dig at Tall el-Hammam
Dr. Steven Collins invites you to participate in the annual dig at Tall el-Hammam in Jordan. Next year will mark the 12th dig season at this site believed to be Biblical Sodom. The dig season runs from January 29th - March 2nd and the cost per day is $57 to share a double room and $89 for a single. This includes breakfast and dinner. You need to stay at least a week. Dr. Collins is offering a Museum Special for those who register by the end of September. Your dig fee will be $850 instead of the required $1050. Contact the Museum through this website for the discount code.

What A Difference A Little Paint Makes!
Two years ago at our Museum Banquet, I presented a goal of purchasing a large 3D raised relief map of the Holy Land. It has taken this long to finally announce that we have that map in our possession and will formally reveal it at the banquet. We hired a local artist, Doug Souza, to paint it and he did a wonderful job. Below is a picture as it is now painted. We are in the process of completing the rest of the finish work and it will be ready for your enjoyment at the Banquet on the 30th. For those who would like to see it now, contact the Museum. It is made of urethane block and is 72 inches by 32 inches. It is very detailed and will be a great teaching aid. Thanks for your support that made it possible!