“The Shepherds of Liberty”
Upcoming Exhibit in February 2022
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This Week in History
January 1, 1863: Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
January 2, 1923: The African-American town of Rosewood, Florida was destroyed by a white mob and the residents driven away permanently. Those surviving the massacre were prevented from speaking about it until 1982 when they were able to share the events with the public.
January 3, 1870: Construction on the Brooklyn Bridge began.
January 4, 1853: Solomon Northrup, a free black man was sold into slavery. He legally won back his freedom. His memoir, Twelve Years a Slave, became a major motion picture.
January 5, 1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross became the governor of the State of Wyoming. She is the first woman to become a governor in the United States.
January 6, 1974: Daylight Savings Time began months early in an attempt to save energy during the oil crisis.
January 7, 1800: Millard Fillmore, the 13th U.S. President, was born in New York. He was the last President from the Whig party.
January 8, 1918: President Woodrow Wilson outlines his Fourteen Points for peace after World War I.
January 9, 1991: Apple introduces iTunes. This revolutionized digital music.
Sponsors of the Liberty Bell Museum
Honorary First Defenders – Allentown Chapter
Albert P. Heydt
Dr. Dennis and Nanci Blankowitsch
Dr. and Mrs. Walter Dex
Jean L. Engler
Robert and Anne Kearn
Bill and Jane Marks
Joan Miller Moran
Jamie P. Mussleman
John and Anita Stevens
Rev. Robert T. Stevens
Maj. Gen. Gerald and Mrs. Erika Still U.S.A.F. (Ret.)
Frank and Susan Strouse
Doris and Ralph Todd