Nat. Museum of Am. Jewish History changes location

The National Museum of American Jewish History on Thursday announced plans to build a new facility that it hopes will raise its profile and quadruple the number of annual visitors. The plans call for acquiring and razing a building on a prime corner of Independence Mall, half a block from the museum's current downtown Philadelphia location. Museum director Gwen Goodman would not disclose the price of the building, which houses two TV and two radio stations. The sale should close in June, she said.