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Message from CEO & President

Happy New Year from the Independence Visitor Center! We believe that since our opening two years ago, the Independence Visitor Center has provided a powerful informational vehicle for an industry that is the second largest for Pennsylvania. We are the natural physical extension of the region's marketing efforts that attracts our visitors here. We will continue to sell the region while our visitors experience it. In 2003, we served more than 1.8 million people. We look forward to working with you in 2004 and strengthening our partnerships. 

Bill Moore 

January 2004 | Issue 2

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One Book, One Philadelphia

The goal of One Book, One Philadelphia is to promote reading, literacy and libraries and to encourage the Greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. This year's book selection is The Color of Water by James McBride. We invite you to read the book then join the City for a One Book, One Philadelphia special event or program. The project runs from January through March 2004. For more information and to view a complete calendar of events, please visit or call (215) 567-7710.

One Book, One Philadelphia is a project of the Office of Mayor John F. Street and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Visitor Center Revises Web Site

Have you seen the revised Independence Visitor Center web site? The site includes virtual tours of the Visitor Center, online hotel bookings, driving directions, ticket and tour information, and enhanced navigation. To view the site, visit


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