Civil War 150: Celebrating the End of the War
Discover the events that shaped the outcome of the end of the Civil War. You will see pictures of the battlefields and key cities as they appeared at the time of the war and as they appear now. Special attention is given to Women and the Civil War, African Americans and the Civil War, as well as Allentown’s First Defenders.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the last time the Liberty Bell left Philadelphia. Learn about the different expositions and events the Liberty Bell traveled to between 1885 and 1915. Also view pictures from the Allentown Fair and learn about its history with the Lehigh County Agricultural Society.
The event will begin with a children’s story time with the reading of Red, White, and Boom. Everyone will be able to participate in the Woven Welcome activity which is being done in partnership with the Allentown Art Museum. The bell will be rung at 2:00 p.m., the same time as all the bells around the country including the Liberty Bell.
Dr. Dennis and Nanci Blankowitsch
Geoff and Sara Brace
Senator Pat Browne
Bill and Gail Remo
Rev. Bob Stevens
Ann Wertman and Joe Zeller