The Disciples of Christ Historical Society has recently completed its move from Nashville (TN) to Bethany (WV) adjacent to the historic Campbell study and mansion. 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 experiment on American soil. Bethany College has provided invaluable support to this project, and the community has been welcoming to its new resident.
Although construction of the facilities is in its final stages, the climate-controlled archives room was sufficiently outfitted with compactor shelving to receive eleven semi-trailer loads of books, papers, memorabilia, and artifacts representing four centuries of ministries and missions of the three streams of the Stone-Campbell movement. The finished complex will be ready for its dedication service on Saturday, September 10 concluding with the Kirkpatrick Lecture by Dr. Newell Williams, president of Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth (TX), and communion in the Old Meeting House.