County unveils public display of the Berks County Liberty Bell

The County of Berks kicked off it’s Independence Day celebrations Thursday morning with a special dedication ceremony and unveiling of the new public display for the Berks County Liberty Bell.

The Berks County Liberty Bell was rung from the original Berks County Courthouse on July 8, 1776, to call the people of Reading and Berks County together for the first reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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In conjunction with the Berks History Center and America250PA, the County of Berks unveiled the Berks County Liberty Bell Display with a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence within the Reed Street lobby of the Berks County Government Services Center.

The installation is part of a community effort to recognize Berks County’s contribution to our nation’s history as we prepare to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 2026.

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The display will remain in place through the end of 2026.

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Jason Hugg
Jason Hugg
Editor and photographer at Berks Weekly.
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