On Friday we went to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC. Admission is free, however they have an envelope that comes with your parking pass if you choose to make a donation.
Billy's family moved into this home when he was nine. It has been moved several times, although it was originally built on a 300 acre dairy farm. Billy lived in this home until he left for college.
Billy's precious mother was the bookkeeper for their dairy farm and she lived in this home until her passing in 1981. This is a photo I took of her on the entrance table into the home.
The décor is so subtle, family friendly-yet traditional. Billy's father built this home and family photos and memorabilia are lovingly placed on all the walls.
My favorite room in the home is the kitchen, which has an old-fashioned ice box, built in ironing board and a range. The windows are original and have ripples which is hard to see on this photo.
Afterwards we walked over to the library, which has an interactive tour through many rooms with the story of Billy Graham, a touching tribute to his wife and the message he evangelized worldwide. It takes over an hour and afterwards there's a library, a prayer room and a dairy bar dining area to peruse.
As we left the sun started going down and we meandered down the walkway to the memorial prayer garden where Billy's longtime wife Ruth is buried. Here's a picture of them on their wedding day, isn't it precious.