Bethel University Board of Trustees Meeting

Date Wednesday, February 28 - March 1, 2018
RegistrationRegistration is required by Tuesday, December 19. Register

Event Description

This is an educational opportunity to meet with key leaders in Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees will have abbreviated business sessions. 

Board of Trustee spouses are invited and will be reimbursed for their travel expenses.  

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, February 27

6 - 8 p.m. | Dinner (optional)

Wednesday, February 28

8 a.m. | Breakfast (optional)
9 a.m. | Trip to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (optional, limited tickets available)
Noon-6 p.m. | Lunch and Session 1
6-8 p.m. | Dinner

Thursday March 1

8 a.m. | Breakfast
9 a.m.-Noon | Session 2
12:30 p.m. | Lunch (optional)
2 p.m. | Trip to Museum of the Bible (optional, limited tickets available)
6 - 7 p.m. | Dinner (optional)
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Bethel Royal Nation reception (optional)


Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersery Ave NW
Washington, D.C., 20001-1527

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture 

1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20560

The Museum building is African American history and culture writ large on the National Mall of the United States. Its location and its design represent the past, present, and future of the African American experience in ways tangible and symbolic.

Looking north from the building, visitors can see the White House, which made history in 2008 with the election of the country's 44th president, Barack Obama. Rising to the east beyond the National Mall and other Smithsonian museums is the U.S. Capitol, seat of the nation’s legislature. To the south and west are monuments and memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington, whose contributions to African American history and culture are told in the museum.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

Museum of the Bible

400 4th St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

The museum in Washington, D.C. will be housed in a 430,000-square-foot building just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the nation’s Capitol, and it will open in the fall of 2017. It will provide guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.

Museum of the Bible will be an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life. It will span time, space, and cultures, inviting everyone to engage with the Bible. With three permanent sections and space for temporary exhibits, there will always be something new to explore.

Mike Holmes, Bethel University Professor Emeritus, serves as executive director for the Scholars Initiative at the Museum of the Bible.

Royal Nation: Washington DC

This is a wonderful time to connect with Bethel alums, students, parents, and friends in the Washington, D.C. area. Together we'll enjoy appetizers and dessert and an update on Bethel. Trustees are encouraged to attend this optional event.


For questions please contact Carolyn Barr at or 651.638.6230

For changes to your registration please contact Brooke Jameson at or 651.638.6818.


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