In God We Trust: Early Bible Printings from the David M. Rubenstein Americana Collection
The New-York Historical Society welcomes an extraordinary collection of historic Bibles and religious texts, many of which are on public display for the first time. In God We Trust: Early Bible Printings from the David M. Rubenstein Americana Collection celebrates the linguistic, cultural, and religious differences that have characterized America’s inhabitants for the past 400 years and reveals the connection between Bibles and American identity. The collection was assembled by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, and among the highlights on view are the first Bible printed in America, the first Bible printed in English in America, the first Bible translated by a woman, and the first book printed in British North America, the “Bay Psalm Book.”
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.