Thursday, January 9, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Center for Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch St.
*Please note that our January meeting will take place on the second Thursday of the month. Today, Eastern State is a tourist destination, drawing over 400,000 visitors annually to the site's daytime tour program and its fall fundraiser, Terror Behind the Walls. The 11-acre site remains a stabilized ruin. Hear from members of the historic site’s leadership team about how the building was saved and grew to become one of the top tourist attractions in Philadelphia. Learn about the goals of the first twenty years of programming and preservation as well as how and why they recently adopted a new mission and vision for the site with a current focus on deepening the national conversation around criminal justice.
Sally Elk, President & CEO