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622 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101

About the Museum

History of the Liberty Bell Museum

In 1962, the members of Zion’s church and the wider community came together to build a shrine testifying to our unique role, safeguarding America’s most sacred symbol of freedom. The area underneath the church was excavated, exposing the original foundation (which is pictured above in the header of this web site.) The State of Pennsylvania entrusted us with its replica Liberty Bell.

Through the years, elementary school teachers enhanced their local history curriculum with visits to the Liberty Bell Shrine. Scout troops visit to fulfill history badge requirements. Indeed, hundreds of thousands from the Lehigh Valley and around the world have visited and learned the story of the journey of the bells from Philadelphia to Allentown.

In recent years, our educational purpose and mission have expanded, and the State Department of Education has designated us an Education Improvement Organization. Now known as the Liberty Bell Museum, this hidden gem in center city Allentown has changing exhibits, lecture series, historical re-enactments and events in partnership with Zion’s Church, a ½ scale replica (child-sized) Conestoga wagon, as well as that holiday favorite, Pip the Mouse.


Joshua Knappenberger
Museum Director

Stephanie Burke
Museum Manager and Tour Guide

Jerry Still
Tour Guide

Jim Mindock
Tour Guide

Board Members
President: Joseph Calhoun, LANta
Vice-President: Marci Schick, MMS Advancement Associates
Treasurer: Michael Pickett, Buckno Lisicky and Company
Secretary: Ann Wertman
Dr. Dennis Blankowitsch
William Campbell
Elaine Charron
Shirley Christman
Chris Cocca
Gerri Falk, USPS
Joseph Hoffman
Radell Ludwig
Richard Ludwig
William Remo
Dr. Danielle Sanchez, Muhlehnberg College
Rev. Robert Stevens, Zion’s “Liberty Bell” Church
Michael Welsh, A.C. Thompson Insurance
Janet Sander – Emeritus Member
A. James Shedlauskas – Emeritus Member

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