American Bell Association (ABA)

We are a network of bell collectors, enthusiasts, researchers, ringers, carillonneurs, artisans, manufacturers, technicians and dealers. Learn more about bells and connect with hundreds of members of the ABA.


About The ABA

THE AMERICAN BELL ASSOCIATION® is a non-profit organization of over 700 members located in the United States and other countries. 

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Join The ABA

The American Bell Association® was organized in 1940 for educational and scientific purposes related to the collection, study, preservation, restoration and research of all kinds of bells.

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2021 Convention

Knoxville, TN  May 23-29, 2021
Crowne Plaza Hotel
401 W Summit Hill Drive

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“I never met a bell collector who wasn’t a warm person. Other collectors follow a hobby for monetary reason, wanting to sell or trade. But the bell people are one group who admire, rather than being envious, of another’s good fortune in finding a special bell.”

Sidney Gelman