The Disciples of Christ Historical Society is now settled in its new location in Bethany, West Virginia. Adjacent to the historic Campbell study and mansion, it is near the Old Meeting House and across the road from the Campbell cemetery. The area is steeped in the rich tradition of Alexander and Thomas Campbell as they engaged a new religious restoration experiment on North American soil. Living heirs to this experiment are the Disciples of Christ, the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, and the Churches of Christ.
The dedication of the Society’s new building will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to tour the building and see the archives which contain papers, books, memorabilia, and artifacts representing over three centuries of ministries and missions of the three streams of the restoration movement. A reception will be held at 3:30 and tours of other historic sites in Bethany will be offered. An All Village Feast will be held at 6:00 followed by the Kirkpatrick Lecture in the Old Meeting House. Lecturer Dr. Newell Williams, president and professor of modern and American church history of Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, will speak on the topic of “Stone-Campbell History: Past and Future.”