Monday, April 6, 2015

On Writing the History of the American Bible Society: Update 101

I hope to end my history of the American Bible Society with a postscript that deals with the organization's future and its move from New York City to Philadelphia.  With that in mind, I took some time this weekend to do some field research.  I was in Philly for my daughter's volleyball tournament and had a window of time on Saturday afternoon to walk from our hotel on 12th and Market St. over to the future home of the ABS on Market St. between 5th and 4th streets.  Residents of the City of Brotherly Love will recognize it as the Wells Fargo Building.  

This summer the ABS will be moving into 10,000 square feet on the 8th and 9th floors of the Wells Fargo building.  The first floor of the building will eventually be turned into a Bible Discovery Center that will focus on the history of the Bible in Philadelphia, the United States, and the world.

I snapped some pics:

New home of American Bible Society.  Picture is taken a few steps from the Liberty Bell

New home of the ABS is located across Market Street from the National Museum of American Jewish History