Historic Preservation

History of the Replica Liberty Bell: Every State in America has a replica of the Liberty Bell, well, they should! In 1950 the United States Department of the Treasury had 55 full sized replicas of the Liberty Bell cast in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. On completion of the bells each state and territories of the United States and the District of Columbia received a replica as a gift. The bells were to be displayed and rung on patriotic occasions. The project was part of a Savings Bond drive (May 15 to July 4,1950) which used the slogan "Save for Your Independence."

Colorado Replica Liberty Bell

Colorado's replica Liberty Bell is located in Lincoln Park, directly across Lincoln St. from the State Capitol, Denver, just south of the Colorado Veterans Monument.

Colorado's climate conditions and years of neglect resulted in a dire need to restore the bell's mounting structure and preserve it for future generations. It would have taken a collective effort throughout the state of Colorado to return the replica to a more stable, fully functioning bell. Only then could it be rung on patriotic occasions and be preserved as a symbol of individual freedom for which our nation stands.

The Mount Rosa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution took on the challenge of restoring the bell to operating order, as well as enhancing the bell's presence within Lincoln Park. The bell was fully restored in 2014.

 

 

 

 


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