Bells of Peace is a collaborative program, whereby American citizens and organizations, across the entire country, are invited to toll bells in their communities twenty-one times on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018. The event is in conjunction with the United States World War I Centennial Commission.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania will conduct a “Bells of Peace” ceremony at its location in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex with a tolling of its full-size replica of the Liberty Bell on Sunday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m., the time of the national tolling. The State Museum tolling will be accompanied by brief remarks and readings commemorating the service of Pennsylvanians in World War I.
The State Museum’s Liberty Bell, which was cast for display in the 1964 World’s Fair, is located on the ground floor outdoor promenade, adjacent to North Street.
At 12Noon, the museum will then open a display of 100-year-old uniforms from its collection which were worn by a variety of Pennsylvania citizens in service to World War I. The exhibit, titled Dressed for Service: Pennsylvanians in the Great War, is an augmentation of the museum’s Pennsylvania at War gallery which features exhibits of World War I posters and a display depicting the history of the USS Pennsylvania, the flagship of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.