Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
|Location||1601 Oak Street
Melbourne, Florida 32901
|Type||Military & Local Interest Artifacts; U.S. History|
|Curator||John "Coach" Tice -Executive Director|
The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum is located at 1601 Oak Street, Melbourne, Florida in Wells Park and is located adjacent to Melbourne Military Memorial Park. The museum is free to enter, and is divided into two main components: The Rotunda of American History and Freedom Hall.
Honor America Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to American history and heritage, founded the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum using a former concrete ground water storage tank and the pump house of the original Melbourne Water Works to house the museum.  Architect Joe Vislay designed the water storage tank and pump house and contractor Robert Stitzel built it. Honor America Inc. expanded the museum in 2005, adding the Freedom Hall annex 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.
The Rotunda of American History
The Rotunda houses exhibits relating to American history. These exhibits include a timeline of the history of the American nation, patriotic and historic artifacts and ephemera, Florida-specific history, and a full size replica of the Liberty Bell.
The museum's replica Liberty Bell was cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the casters of the original bell commissioned for the Pennsylvania State House (what is now called Independence Hall). It was purchased with funds raised by local schoolchildren during the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration.
Brevard Hall of Fame
The Liberty Bell Memorial museum also houses the Brevard Hall of Fame. John "Coach" Tice founded the Brevard Hall of Fame in 2012.
- Bob Anderson (American football), West Point Graduate/Professional Football Player
- Laura Baugh, Professional Golfer/Golf Broadcaster
- Chad Bentz, Professional Baseball Player
- Ser’Darius Blain, Actor
- Bruce Bochy, 3-Time World Series Championship Manager
- Geoff Bodine, Daytona 500 Winner
- Carrot Top, Comedian/Actor
- Joe Cohen, Professional Football Player
- Cris Collinsworth, Professional Football Player
- Terry Cronin, Cartoonist/Author
- Prince Fielder, Professional Baseball Player
- Doug Flutie, Heisman Trophy Winner
- Jorja Fox, Actress/Musician
- Darrell Hammond, Comedian/Actor
- Ashlyn Harris, FIFA Women's World Cup Champion 2015/MLS Player
- Chris Heston, Professional Baseball Player
- Billy Horschel, Professional Golfer
- Devon Hughes, Professional Wrestler
- Angela Hunt, Author
- Kathy Johnson, Olympic and World Championships Medalist/Commentator
- Rick Lantz, Former NFL Coach
- Wilber Marshall, Super Bowl Champion
- Jim Morrison, Singer/Song Writer
- Bill Nelson, Politician
- Reggie Nelson, Professional Football Player
- Will Perdue, 4-Time NBA Champion
- Jim Rathmann, Indianapolis 500 Winner
- Mal Roberts, World Champion Racquetball Player
- Charles Schack, State Champion High School Basketball Coach
- Winston E. Scott, Astronaut
- Stefanie Scott, Actress/Singer
- Kelly Slater, 11-Time World Champion Surfer
- Kate Upton, Model/Actress
- Tom Wasdin, Major College Basketball Coach
- Tim Wakefield, World Series Champion
- Leonard Weaver, Professional Football Player
- Johnny Weissmuller, Original Tarzan/Olympic Gold medalist
- Melissa Witek, Former Miss Florida
- Ralph Zipper, Executive Producer of Oscar winning Undefeated
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- Debra K. Minor, "Museum Rings Praises Of Liberty Bell", Orlando Sentinel, July 3, 1988.
- Honor America Inc. "Liberty Bell Memorial Museum" brochure, circa 1990.
- Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. "Thirty-Second Annual Awards Dinner" brochure (2013), p. 13.
- Maria Sonnenberg, "Melbourne museum honors America year-round: Liberty Bell Memorial Museum celebrates country and county", Florida Today, July 4, 2013.
- Florida Today. The Fact Book: Your Guide to Brevard County (Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today, February 28, 2004), p. 119.
- "Ser'Darius Blain". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
- "Ralph Zipper". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
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