RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A new exhibit honoring Rev. Billy Graham will open this weekend at the North Carolina Museum of History.
The exhibit is called North Carolina’s Favorite Son: Bill Graham and His Remarkable Journey of Faith.
According to the museum’s website, Graham has preached to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history.
“Billy Graham, a native son of North Carolina, is known for his positive impact in our state and around the world,” said Ken Howard, Director of the N.C. Museum of History, on the museum’s website. “The museum is proud to present his life story in this major exhibition in partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.”
Billy Graham is now 96 years old and in frail health. He turns 97 Saturday.
During a media preview of the exhibit Thursday, Franklin Graham said a few remarks about his father.
“My father is North Carolina’s favorite son; that’s a very important award to be given to him,” Franklin Graham said.
The exhibit is free and officially opens Friday, Nov. 6 and runs through July 10.
According to the museum’s website, some highlights include Graham’s early life and ministry, as well as fun facts about his favorite things in North Carolina. Those who check out the exhibit will also get to look at Graham’s 12 North Carolina crusades.