Current Bell Restoration Projects

Georgetown Lutheran Church Bell Tower

Georgetown Lutheran Bell

To commemorate the congregation’s 250th year, the National Bell Festival is partnering with Georgetown Lutheran Church to restore their historic bell on Wisconsin Ave. in Washington, D.C. An original bell was removed from the tower and sold to pay off debts incurred during the Civil War, with a new bell brought to the church in 1937. Are these two bells one and the same? Explore the enigmatic history of the bells at Georgetown Lutheran Church and follow along with BellFest in the restoration process.

The National Bell Festival would like to thank B.A. Sunderlin Bellfoundry for their exceptional work in preserving this bell of historic importance.

Other Bell Restoration Projects

The National Bell Festival is thrilled to focus attention on the care and restoration of bells and bell towers across the nation, including these community projects: