Paul Revere Bell Commissioned for Thomaston Meeting House, 1797

Contributed by Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum

Description

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.

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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

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Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180
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