Sacred Stories: Scripture, Myth, and Ritual


Weekdays with guided tour or by appointment; Saturdays 1:00 to 4:30 pm.

Admission: Donations Welcome

Religious people communicate stories that are sacred to them by means of oral tradition, scripture, and myth. In some cultures these stories are brought to life by re-enacting them in rituals that have transformative power. In Ancient Egypt the myth of Osiris, a legendary king murdered by his evil brother, was re-enacted through the ritual of embalming, which transformed the mummy into a reborn Osiris. This exhibition will present religious rituals from a variety of cultures and time periods, carried out in order to recreate sacred stories for believers.