Benefits of membership

The Bell Tower

We publish six issues a year of our 48-page, full-color magazine The Bell Tower℠. Each issue contains articles about bells, news of members, chapter meetings, future events, and much more! It is both interesting and beautiful.

Prior news of events, especially Annual Convention

We hold an annual convention at different locations throughout the United States where we have educational speakers and programs, bell forums, a bell auction, bell sales, and general business meetings. Anyone who is able to attend one of these conventions will not only learn a great deal, they will have the opportunity to meet the friendliest people in the world—bell lovers.

Chapter Meetings

Local chapter meetings are held throughout the year. These provide opportunities to develop friendships with other collectors, view collections, enjoy common interests, and learn about bells.


The Historian provides copies of information available from the vast back catalog of The Bell Tower magazine to ABA members, on request.

ABA Members Forum

Valuable resources on our Members Only Forum include:

  • Most current Membership Directory
  • The Bell Tower magazine index of articles from November 1940 to December 2019
  • ABA Annual Reports
  • Full list of Presidents and Conventions
  • Articles about bells, written by ABA members
  • Programs from ABA conventions

Most importantly – opportunities to meet enthusiastic like-minded people, make friends, and share the love of bells wherever you go!