The Angel Museum

It’s a testimony to people working together—and God’s special and perfect timing.

- Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Perhaps the largest collection of angels in the entire world resides in Beloit, Wisconsin, in a lovely restored church. It’s a testimony to people working together—and God’s special and perfect timing.

When Joyce Berg and her husband stopped at a small store while on vacation in 1976, they were enthralled with the angels featured there. They bought a few that day, and through the next twenty-some years, the couple added more until they had several thousand! By now,  people were coming to see these beautiful and unique treasures, and Joyce was running out of room as well as energy. 

At the same time, Beloit was going through a renovation, and most of the older buildings in the area had already been demolished. The church, vacant for 10 years, was scheduled to be razed too, but the few parishioners left began to fundraise in order to keep it.

In one of the sweetest of heavenly coincidences, enough money was raised to turn the church into the Angel Museum, which opened in 1998. Today the museum accommodates sightseeing buses from every state, and Oprah Winfrey donated 700 black angels to the 10,000 estimated items in the museum.

I’ve been to the museum, and found it to be a place of peace and beauty. Check out the video, and make your travel plans!   

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