Roger Williams exhibit held over in Rhode Island (AP)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Bible owned by Roger Williams and other items related to Rhode Island’s founding father will be on public display for a few extra weeks.
The free exhibit will remain open at Brown University’s John Hay Library through Jan. 20.
Williams founded Rhode Island in 1636 as a haven for religious tolerance
The collection includes items from Williams’ time and several later pieces of artwork featuring his likeliness. Highlights include a Bible containing Williams’ handwritten translation into a Native American dialect, a copy of the deed of Providence between Williams and a local tribal leader, and a 20th century ashtray bearing a small statue of Williams.
Organizers say they had planned to end the display this month but decided to extend the exhibit due to popular demand.