(Florence, KY) - A scenic piece of property just a few miles west of the Cincinnati Airport is under contract to purchase by Answers in Genesis for a headquarters building and educational center, including a Creation Museum of Natural History.
“These 47 acres of natural beauty in Northern Kentucky, right on a major interstate, will be an ideal setting for a ministry that proclaims God’s Creation,” declared Ken Ham, founder and President of Answers in Genesis, a four-year-old ministry dedicated to defending the authority of the Bible from the very first verse.
Ham continued: “We have learned a lot from our first rezoning application. Before looking for land again, we were in contact with the Boone County Judge Executive, Ken Lucas. Heeding his advice, taking into consideration the Fiscal Court’s reasons for denying our earlier request on a different property, and by working closely with the Boone County planning staff, we found land that we are confident will allay everyone’s concerns.” This project is in sync with the county’s Comprehensive Plan and its Future Land Use Map, and will add to the quality of life in Boone County. Located on the southeast corner of the I-275 interchange at exit 11 (Petersburg exit), the project is an excellent fit for an area already designated by the county for commercial and industrial uses.
Although Answers in Genesis still expects a tremendous amount of opposition from humanists because of its Biblical viewpoint, the ministry is assured that the project is on sound footing with respect to the county’s land-use policies. The rezoning process begins on June 24th at 7:00 p.m. with a public hearing before the Boone County Planning Commission in Burlington.
The proposed 30,000 square-foot natural history museum portion of the project will be home to displays on anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, geology, and paleontology, all from a Biblical perspective. It will feature one of the largest life-size dinosaur model collections in the country - at present over 40 dinosaurs. These collections already rival many exhibits currently seen at other natural history museums in the Midwest.