WATCH: Glenn & David Barton provide a sneak peek of the Independence Week history museum

Man in the Moon is just over a week away, and Glenn is putting the finishing touches on the show. One of the highlights of Independence Week promises to be the history museum that Glenn has curated with the help of historians and collectors around the country. On tonight’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn provided a sneak peek of the museum. From the American Revolution to slavery to World War II and beyond, Glenn has put together a collection of incredible pieces of history.

To start the show, Glenn explained the important distinct that needs to be made between the Fourth of July and Independence Day. Sure, it’s nice to get a day off in the summer and kick back at a BBQ with your family and friends, but it is imperative that we remember the true reason for the day – independence.

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Glenn has collected a number of items related to slavery and the freeing of the slaves. From a dog collar slave owners used to restrain their slaves to a desk that belonged to President Abraham Lincoln, it might not be America’s finest moment but it is of the utmost importance that we learn about the past so we can learn from the past.

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But what is it that has allowed us to rise from the ashes and overcome our flaws as a nation? The Bible. Glenn called this the “most important stop” on the history tour, and he shared a tremendous collection of historical Bibles from the ‘Vinegar Bible’ to the ‘Napoleon Prayer Book.’

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  • Anonymous

    Topic: Nancy Pelosi said we should celebrate nationl health care 2010 on the 4th of July

    Leftist Nancy Pelosi uses Orwell Logic to explain why dnc nationalized health equals more freedom . Apparently according to dnc leftist logic ’ a society that has everything free (health , education, housing , ‘life of julie’ , etc ) is a free society , when in fact everything might be free in that society by the individuals in it  ‘……

    The nationalized health care is working to destroy the economy , oppress individual freedom , stump growth , limit medical research , & shut down options for elderly people . The oppressive nationalized health care is a Statist law based on the mandates & the unelected agency members. View: The new reality and nationalized left wing health care 2010 : The new bill does nationalized the hospital system , eventually. The mandates and agencies basically make your ‘body’ collective to the health system and the downward spiral of loss of individual freedom is set , now.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    Looks cool. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh so many Bibles…… It would have been nice if Glenn had mentioned that during the 18th Century many preachers here in the colonies used the New Geneva Bible which stressed man’s freedoms…. it was in the Church that the first stirrings of freedom began maybe this is why the Christian church today is vilified by the liberal left….. They can’t have men in black robes telling their congregations about individual freedom about reliance on God and not the state…… Yes there are still Churches out there that have not been corrupted by the liberal communist dogma of social justice….. I recommend that people look at their churches mission statement and see on which side it stands….. I recommend that people search out and purchase an edition of the New Geneva Bible (still in print) and read it! The New Geneva should be called the Patriot’s Bible!   

  • Anonymous

    Oh, it was the Bible, not the incredible sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of Americans or the unrelenting desire of people of color to be treated as equals in a nation founded on the principle that all men are created equal. Which, by the way, was forced by government intervention in very recent history. Man, such simpletons!

  • Eugene O’Neill

    Jearls! Emancipation was the culmination of decades of work by Abolitionists-primarily Christian and white-inspired by the truths of the Bible that all men are equal before God and of a right ought to be free. P.S. Freedom and liberty are some of the most frequently recurring themes and words in the Bible. “Any one who considers himself well read shall be well versed in the Bible”

  • Anonymous

    Well, not all men. If you’re gay, not Christian and a host of other exceptions than you’re not afforded the same level of equality.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Beck, don’t act so surprised that the South denounced booth.  Most of the confederacy were honorable men that only sought separation from what they viewed as an oppressive federal government (a course that may have to be re-visited soon).  Many Southerners like General Lee himself were as against slavery as any abolitionist.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    close-ups, i want close-ups.  i know glenn and david moved quickly through these pieces but the next time you do a show w/historic items, please work out the camera angles.  much of it was oft-timed and we missed some things but thank you for bringing it to us.

  • Anonymous

    I agree suz also where is this museum?  I’d love to see this museum.

  • Anonymous

    Americans also had the Bible before and when they were tutoring slaves.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m so excited about seeing ALL these wonderful things from our history! I thirst for the knowledge to know who we really are and how we came to be a part of this miraculous creation called America! It’s hard to explain how excited I am to see and learn these historical events that should’ve been taught to us in school. How things could’ve/should’ve been better for each generation if it hadn’t been for the lust of power of a few! I’m like a kid at Christmastime waiting to unwrap a whole new present. Thank you Glenn, for creating a traveling history show. It’s like a traveling Disney park. Filled with adventure and fun that every family member can enjoy!

  • Anonymous

    I would be nice if Glenn also cover the fact that the Irish were slaves in this country too.
    Under the English Penal laws of the 1600. See book Why the Irish hate the English eBook.
    See the books on Amazon
    White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America 
    To Hell or Barbados: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland

    The Irish Slaves: Slavery, indenture and Contract labor Among Irish Immigrants
    And the movie by the BBC Barbado’d on you tube.

  • Anonymous

    You might want to look up William Wilberforce,a Brit to see exactly who started it rolling.
    And the movie is out there called Amazing Grace.

  • Anonymous

    Yes he was an abolitionist, English, one of many but you need to understand that the first slave that said NO and was beaten to death in front of his family got the ball rolling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Swann/100003281352784 Charles Swann

    David Barton is a charlatan.  Real historians laugh at him.

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  • Tory Quinton

     You are correct. But what you may not realize is that in being correct you also prove that the Bible was THE foundation upon which the whole of our nation was built. Every law, good and bad flowed from the bible, or from our attempts to align the bible with legal needs. The fact, which you seem to grasp is the single incontestable truth  that America is a Biblical nation, a Christian nation and the bible is the source wisdom of all our founders from Washington to Reagan.

    Then, the bible was sidelined, forbidden in schools, forsaken in public and we are all paying the price for that.

  • Anonymous

    Look, I’m not a liberal, although I share some of their social agenda; I’m not a conservative, although I agree some of their fiscal agenda. I find my self leaning in the Libertarian arena. What I absolutely abhor is ignorance and blind obedience ( see Germany circa 1932) which is what I see daily on this website. Choosing David Barton as your historical center is like choosing Charlie Sheen as your moral compass. Enough said. Enjoy your day!

  • BSRacing.6401

    leaving in the morning for the Man in the moon event.  look forward to making new friends and a great show.  leaving from Issaquah 4am (driving) anybody need a ride?  I have room for 1.  
    if anyone has an extra ticket to the museum, freedom thru enlightenment or the comedy show. I would be interested buy one or one of each.  I was not sure if I could make it. and waited to long.  been having trouble getting information as well. 
    does anyone know where will call is?  is at the hotel or usana?

    Look forward to seeing you there.

  • Margie Jones

    I would advise you not to visit this website.

  • Anonymous

    You know, you’re right. It’s very disheartening to read so many vapid comments by so many. But, it’s like having a toothache. Even though you know it your tooth hurts you still check it out to see if the pain is there. Enjoy

  • mtman2

     ”WELL”,  -REAL history Does NOT, so go float yer boat back in “the swamp of despair”!