Liberty Bell Memorial Museum

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Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
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Liberty Bell Memorial Museum is located in Florida
Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
Location within Florida
Established 1985
Location 1601 Hickory Street
Melbourne, Florida
Wells Park
Coordinates 28°04′56″N 80°36′48″W / 28.0821°N 80.61331°W / 28.0821; -80.61331
Type Military & Local Interest Artifacts; U.S. History
Curator Peter Diaz
Website Liberty Bell Memorial Museum

The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum is located at 1601 Hickory Street, Melbourne, Florida in Wells Park. It houses military war exhibits, facsimiles of important documents in U.S. history and a full size replica of the Liberty Bell.[1]

History[edit]

Honor America Inc., at one time a national organization, founded the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum and used a former concrete ground water storage tank and pump house of the original Melbourne Water Works to house the museum.[2] [3] Architect Joe Vislay designed the water storage tank and pump house and contractor Robert Stitzel built it.[3] Honor America Inc. expanded the museum in 2003 by building an additional wing to the existing facility. In 2013, the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum won the prestigious Colonel John H. Magruder III Award given by the Marine Corps Historical Foundation for excellence in depicting Marine Corps history.[4][5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Florida Today. The Fact Book: Your Guide to Brevard County (Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today, February 28, 2004), p. 119.
  2. ^ Debra K. Minor, "Museum Rings Praises Of Liberty Bell", Orlando Sentinel, July 3, 1988.
  3. ^ a b Honor America Inc. "Liberty Bell Memorial Museum" brochure, circa 1990.
  4. ^ Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. "Thirty-Second Annual Awards Dinner" brochure (2013), p. 13.
  5. ^ Maria Sonnenberg, "Melbourne museum honors America year-round: Liberty Bell Memorial Museum celebrates country and county", Florida Today, July 4, 2013.

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