Contributed by Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
In 1797 Henry Knox commissioned a bell from Paul Revere, to place in the steeple of the Congregational Meeting House in Thomaston. The bell cracked and had to be recast by the Revere Foundry in 1822. It hung in the church until the 1960s, when the building's deterioration forced its removal. The bell was given to the Knox Memorial Association, a group that had built a reconstruction of Henry Knox's mansion next door to the old church.
About This Item
- Title: Paul Revere Bell Commissioned for Thomaston Meeting House, 1797
- Creator: Revere, Paul
- Creation Date: 1797
- Subject Date: 1797
- Town: Thomaston
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Iron
- Local Code: P-078
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Church bells--Maine--Thomaston
- Revere, Paul, 1735-1818--Associated objects
- Congregational churches--Maine--Thomaston
For more information about this item, contact:Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
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