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Come and discover the place where America’s most famous symbol of freedom found refuge during the darkest days of the Revolution.
The Liberty Bell Museum is home of: * An exact replica copy of the Liberty Bell … that you can ring! * Wilmer Behler’s hand-painted mural telling the story of the hiding of the bells * Allentown’s own “liberty bell,” cast in 1769 * Revolutionary War and Colonial America exhibits * “Pip the Colonial Mouse”
Mission: The mission of the Liberty Bell Museum is to educate all generations to learn from the past in ways that promote patriotism and civic involvement, and enrich their lives and improve their futures.
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It will be phenomenal to have more family attractions in Downtown Allentown!
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - It'll be several years before the new Da Vinci Science Center becomes reality in downtown Allentown, but that's not stopping businesses from getting excited about their future
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And it is for this reason, the Liberty Bell came to Zion's Reformed (UCC) in Allentown!
The Brits threw General William Howe a killer retirement party — “like Medieval Times as envisioned by Revolutionary War soldiers.”
Colonial Sunday - Good News from Zion
Thanks for thinking of us!
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Armstrong and Aldrin’s first landing on the Moon, The Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown is asking the question, “What does freedom mean in space?” as a part of their latest summer exhibit. They explore the steps that it took for a man to take that “giant leap for mankind,” and what that leap means for freedom on the final frontier. It’s recurring daily through October, and you won’t want to miss out.
Our exhibit on the moonlanding does NOT include anything about Neil Armstrong's dog, but our cases are full of a lot of cool other stuff! Come and see it now through October. The Liberty Bell Museum is open Mon-Sat 12-4. Admission is $2 for Adults, $1 for Children 5-17, and Children 4 and under are free.
Remembering Apollo 11. 😉
Perspective | The Spaniard who helped win the Revolutionary War has a new statue in D.C.
Never heard of Bernardo de Gálvez? He should be as famous as Lafayette.
Great program for Saturday afternoon's exhibit opening. Special thanks to Retired Astronomy Teachers Chuck Talboo and Mitch Anderson for their presentation. Come check out The Liberty Bell Museum's current exhibit "Freedom on the Final Frontier" as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing!
Great reunion picture of these legends. Come learn their stories in our upcoming exhibit "Freedom on the Final Frontier." Opening program is this Sat. July 20th at 3PM!
Eight of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together to celebrate the 50th moon landing anniversary at an event in New York City.
Our astronomers hard at work. Come see our program for the opening of "Freedom on the Final Frontier", our exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. Program will be held at 3PM on Saturday July 20th. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children 5-17, and children 4 and under are free! Light refreshments will be provided.
Many thanks to all who participated inyesterday's reading of the Declaration of Independence at Zion's UCC (Liberty Bell), and a special thanks to US Congresswoman Susan Wild for her remarks!
Annual July 4 celebration, including the reading of the Declaration of Independence, at Zion Liberty Bell United Church in Allentown.
The German-Language Newspaper That Got the Scoop on American Independence
On July 5, 1776, only the "Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote" reported the big news.
This is what July 4th is all about...
And here's some video of Liberty Bell Museum's Director, Rev. Knappenberger JD reading the Declaration of Indedependence!
Rev. Joshua Knappenberger declaring our independence at the home of one of the original signers
Thanks to Pastor Bob Stevens for loaning his garb our Museum Director Josh Knappenberger JD for this event!
This is the 10th year the event has been held at the George Taylor House.
Sons of the American Revolution - Valley Forge Chapter, Pennsylvania
Happy Independence Day! Marked by a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Rev. Joshua Knappenberger, courtesy of the George Taylor House and the Borough of Catasauqua.
Independence Day Celebration
June 29 - July 7
The Liberty Bell Museum is open today from 12-4 p.m. Stop in and see us!
ICYMI - Patriot Sunday at Zion's Liberty Bell Church
Patriot Sunday at the Liberty Bell Church
This Sunday is Patriot Sunday at Zions (Liberty Bell)! Our Sunday service begins at 10:30 AM and will feature a posting of the colors by the 6th Pennsylvania reenactors. After the service, they will perform a rifle salute over Hamilton Street. Don't forget to stop by the Liberty Bell Museum to see our special exhibit on the 250th anniversary of the Allentown Liberty Bell! Come join us, you are always welcome no matter who you are!
The Brock's Liberty Bell Replica Page
The Treasury Department bell is located on the west steps of the Treasury Building. But, because it is facing the White House, it usually is not accessible to the public. You can schedule a tour of the treasury through your Congressperson's office. They are Saturday mornings only. 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC. Location as of May 2019.
A big thank you to the Bethlehem Kiwanis for inviting our Museum Director Rev. Josh Knappenberger to tell them a bit about what's been going on at the museum!
The Allentown School District 3rd Graders love Legos...and the Liberty Bell, but mostly--Legos.
Our moon landing isn't going up until July 18th. Until then, enjoy this little video.
Someone sped up footage of the moon landing and it's the best thing I've seen all week 😂🌕
ICYMI - Brunch to Support our Ministry to/with/for those who are Homeless
Best bargain in town! Benefits the Liberty Bell Museum.
Honored to be returning to Carnegie Hall with the Allentown Band for the Showcase Concert for the New York International Music Festival on Tuesday, April 16. Lehigh Valley residents will have the opportunity to preview this concert at Zion "Liberty Bell" Church, Allentown 3:00 pm, on Sunday April 7th. $10 admission at the door. Please join us!
The Program: "Russlan and Ludmilla Overture," Mikhail Glinka; "Colonial Song," Percy Grainger; Suite of Old American Dances, "Cake Walk," "Wallflower Waltz," "Rag," Robert Russell Bennett,'; Mars and Venus', from "Looking Upward Suite," John Philip Sousa; ‘Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral’ from “Lohengrin,” Richard Wagner; 'Dance of the Jesters,' from "The Snow Maiden," by Peter I.Tchaikovsky. Also included on this program is "Pennsylvania Faux Songs,” which was commissioned by the Allentown Band for its 190th Anniversary and premiered by the band under the composer's direction on the band's birthday, July 4, 2018 at the Musikfest Cafe, Arts Quest, Bethlehem. The descriptive one-movement suite contains five "Folk Songs Pennsylvanians forgot to write," including - "On the Banks of the Susquehanna River," "Girl form Allegheny," "The Gettysburg March,” ” Punxsutawney Groundhog Waltz" and "Allentown Jig."
Carnegie Hall Preview by The Allentown Band!
On April 7th 2019 at 3PM, the eve of their prestigious invitation to play at Carnegie Hall in New York, The Allentown Band will be offering the very same program at Zion’s UCC (Liberty Bell)! There is no need to travel to New York City to enjoy the sounds of Carnegie Hall. Immerse yourself in this musical offering for just $10. Doors open at 2:30 PM and the music starts at 3:00 PM.
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Due to the inclement weather, the Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown will be closed today, Mon March 4th 2019. We hope to see you soon!
Due to the inclement weather, the Museum will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 20
Congratulations to the America On Wheels Museum on their recent recognition by the Antique Automobile Club of America for outstanding achievement in the preservation of automotive history.
Due to the inclement weather, the Liberty Bell Shrine and Museum will be closed today. Stay warm til we see you again!
This Week: Patriots and Potluck! Good News From Zion
The Liberty Bell Museum is officially open for the 2019 Season!
The Meadows Apartments
Little ones will love ringing in the New Year with Pip the Mouse at the Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown! From 11:30am-1pm on the 31st, catch one of the last showings of “Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas” and see Pip ring the bell at noon! 🐭🔔
So many good family stories: Guy Smith told us that when he was a child, his mother would take him to see Pip the Mouse in Hess’s window. Now living in New Jersey, he and his wife, Pam, surprised their 92-year-old mother, Eleanor, with a trip to see Pip here at the Liberty Bell Museum today. Guy told us, “She is almost 92 years old and took me to see Pip the first year it was at Hess's window, when I was very young. I was in my stroller then, she in a wheelchair now. We've come full circle.” Thanks for sharing your family story with us!
The earliest photograph of Allentown indeed shows Zion's Liberty Bell Reformed Church!
The Museum is open until 7:00 p.m. tonight, with Pip shows at 5:30 & 6:30. Come on in!
Thank you to Margie Peterson for such a wonderful article. Come to Liberty Bell Museum and see what life was like for Pip's creator, Dr. George Creegan. Pip is still waiting for the rest of his friends to come and visit him. Showtimes are 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30!
Pip the Mouse show and George Creegan, Man Behind the Mouse exhibit
A big thank you to Outlook's Dan Holzman of WAEB and iHeart radio for letting us share the highlights of our 2018 Christmas season with Pip the Mouse!
Stream the Outlook, Hosted by Dan Holzman episode, Outlook-Christmas at the Liberty Bell Museum 12-9-18, free & on demand on iHeartRadio.
Allentown Public Library
“The Mouse Before Christmas” was first performed in Hess’s front window and then moved to the toy department in 1982. After Hess’s, (then owned by Bon-Ton) closed in 1996, Pip was something of an itinerant mouse, performing at the Allentown Public Library and other places and even taking at least a year off before finding a permanent home at the Liberty Bell Museum.
Bells with a story...
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