Exhibit re: Liberty Bell
September 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm #11568AnonymousInactive
Carol Jurin writes:
‘Let Freedom Ring’: Exhibit of artifacts and photographs on the history of the Liberty Bell, through Oct 11, Liberty Bell Shrine, 622 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-435-4232. http://www.libertybellmuseum.org The museum is housed in the church where the Liberty Bell was hidden during the Brits occupation of Phila. Mostly the museum focuses on the trip the Bell took from Phila to Allentown
“Let Freedom Ring:
The History and
Significance of the Liberty Bell”
Throughout the Museum
through October 11, 2010.
The exhibit will trace the history of the Liberty Bell and include “Liberty Bells”
in the many shapes and sizes, many from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit will also explore the Bell’s symbolism and significance as one of the major symbols of the United States of America. The exhibit will be featured throughout the Museum, with the main part in the changing exhibit gallery and two displays in the Shrine Room, one about the Liberty Bell and the Boy Scouts of America, who are continuing to celebrate their 100th Anniversary this year, and the other on the Liberty Bells of Pennsylvania, which includes Allentown’s Liberty Bell. In the Harry C. Trexler Portraits of Freedom Center, paintings and artwork about the Liberty Bell will be on exhibit from the permanent collection. The exhibit will continue in the Museum through October 11, 2010
February and March, Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4:00 p.m.; April through December, Monday through Saturday, noon to 4:00 p.m. Special tours can be arranged for groups, whether during or outside of normal Museum hours, by calling 610-435-4232.
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Shrine Room Exhibits and Special Features
Allentown’s own liberty bell, cast in 1769 and rung to call the townspeople to hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
A Fiber-optics map showing key revolutionary war troop movements and the route of the wagon train taking the bells from Philadelphia to Allentown.
Revolutionary War era artifacts
Thanks for sending this information, Carol!
September 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm #16014ovidiu oanaParticipant
I’m proud to have in my collection:
1. Silver dollar commemorating The Bicenntenial of Independence.
One size is President Esenhower, the other one is The Independence bell.
2. An half silver dollar dated 1953 (the year I was born)
one size is Ben Franklin, the other one is Independence Bell
3. A replica of the bell
April 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm #16015
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