An inside look at the 2010 reopening of the Rev. Billy Graham Library

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Reverend Graham's legacy will live on, not just in the hearts and minds of his followers but at the library in Charlotte that bears his name.

More than 700,000 people have visited the Billy Graham Library since it opened in 2007.

In 2010 the library was closed for several months for renovations.

Reverend Graham, at 91-years-old, made a rare appearance for the reopening.

The reopening ceremony showed off some significant additions to the facility, including thousands of books from Graham’s personal library and other artifacts, such as his desk and chair, a Bible he used for preparing sermons and one of his personal briefcases.

Also on display, a mural painted by renowned artist, Thomas Kinkade whose popular work is inspired by his strong Christian faith.

The Billy Graham Library was dedicated in May 2007 at a ceremony attended by Mr. Graham and three former presidents, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush. After the reopening ceremony, the ministry held a private dinner attended by Billy Graham and friends of the ministry.

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