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    Founded in 1940, the ABA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization with members located in the United States and 20 other countries.

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    We invite you to join the American Bell Association International, Inc. and discover the “Wonderful World of Bells”!

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    THE AMERICAN BELL ASSOCIATION® is a network of bell collectors, ringers, carillonneurs, artisans, manufacturers, technicians and dealers.

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    ABA focuses on educational and scientific purposes related to the collection, study, preservation, restoration and research of all kinds of bells.

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Armistice Day Challenge

During the September NECABA (New England Chapter of the American Bell Association) meeting, Chairman Kevin Harkins reminded the members about the bells that rang out all over the world to celebrate the end of World War I. He encouraged members to see what might be happening in their local communities on that day. This brought up a quest on “What are we doing?” NECABA had an answer.

A simple idea was born. On Armistice Day, November 11, 2018, all chapters and members of the American Bell Association International, Inc. are asked to ring a bell at 11:00 a.m. (your local time). Mark your calendar.

Those of you who are able, go to Facebook or Twitter page and post, “I rang a bell on Armistice Day” or something similar. Did you forget? No worries. Whenever you remember, just ring one anyway.

This is a simple and fun way to unite our entire community.

by Jane Davenport

Group of happy peopleThe 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. We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization.

Many people find our web site via a search for answers to their questions about bells. Others are bell collectors who have recently heard there is an organization especially for them and want to learn more about their bells.

 

About the ABA

An ABA member checking out a bell collection at a recent conventionTHE AMERICAN BELL ASSOCIATION® is a non-profit organization of over 700 members located in the United States and other countries. The organization’s purpose is to further knowledge of bells among it’s membership through magazine articles, books, workshops and exhibits of different bell collections. Such programs are presented at local Chapter meetings, Regional meetings, and at an Annual Convention. More about us and our history