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Georgetown Lutheran Bell

To commemorate the congregation’s 250th year, the National Bell Festival partnered 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 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.

Image: Congregants read the dedication to the newly-restored bell at Georgetown Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C.