The New England Chapter, American Bell Association, held its 101st semi-annual meeting on April 27th, in “Bell Town USA”, East Hampton, Conn. The guest speaker was Matthew Bevin, President of Bevin Bros. Manufacturing Company. He was such a fascinating speaker, the group decided to postpone the showing of a video on bells in favor of allowing more time for Mr. Bevin to give more details of the company’s fire, losses of historical artifacts, and plans for rebuilding.
On behalf of the New England Chapter, I would like to thank Matt Bevin for making a special trip from his home in Louisville, KY, at his own expense, and sharing fascinating history and anecdotes with our group. Also, we declare our appreciation to NECABA member, Kevin Harkins, who hosted the meeting and extended the invitation to Matt.
Several people suggested that the ABA invite Matt Bevin to be a guest speaker at a future ABA Convention.