The "Man of the Shroud" is a free, touring, educational exhibit of the "Shroud of Turin," the most studied relic in Christian history.

(see links on right side of the page)

"The Man of the Shroud" exhibit is graciously being hosted by the Yadkin Valley Heritage Center

(257 Standard Street, Elkin, NC)

(Google Maps Link), 

from Sunday, August 14 to

Sunday, August 21, 2022.  


We ask that visitors please

sign up in advance, to ensure that wait times will be limited.

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Ebenezer and Maple Springs

United Methodist Churches are proudly sponsoring this world-class exhibit's first appearance in the Southern United States.


In cooperation with a variety of Christian denominations, both Protestant and Catholic,

we hope this unique and awe-inspiring introduction to the crucifixion and resurrection will deepen the faith of all who see it.

We also wish to acknowledge

St. Stephens Catholic Church

and The Knights of Columbus 11605 for their support of this exhibit.

~​Peter McGuire, MDiv, LCAS


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Long believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth, the Shroud of Turin is the most scientifically studied and debated religious icon in history.  It has inspired the faithful and skeptics for generations, and now, the "Man of the Shroud" exhibit is coming to Elkin, North Carolina,

August 14-21, 2022.



As science has progressed, so has speculation and acceptance of the Shroud.  For those who doubt, its images and mysteries provide insight into the suffering of those crucified, and for believers, a testament to God's love for us.


This free, Man of the Shroud exhibit, presents viewers with the most current scientific, historical, and forensic information available, the exhibit is the culmination of more than 25 years of research by Monsignor Giulio Ricci and the Center for the Study of the Passion of Christ and the Holy Shroud.  With numerous photographs, illustrations, and explanatory panels, regardless of your position on the authenticity of the Shroud, you will leave this exhibit better informed than ever before.   

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a full-length replica of the Shroud developed from a photographic image of the Shroud made by the Eastman Kodak Co. The replica shows the front and back of the shroud.  In addition, the mobile exhibit contains a large crucified corpus showing the wounds of Christ corresponding to the passion narrative in the Gospel accounts and the wounds shown on the Shroud. The exhibit contains 66 panels detailing the history and science of the Shroud.

The Conventual Franciscan Friars of Marytown—the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe make this important mobile exhibit and evangelization tool available on loan.

watch a message from exhibit organizer
Rev Peter R McGuire


Important Note:

While the "Man of the Shroud" is free to host, love offerings for the care and upkeep of the exhibit are welcome. Donation checks should be made payable to

"Marytown - the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe"
(Memo section should note

"Shroud Exhibit")

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