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Revere Bell Rings Out In Boston Again

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One of 46 surviving bells made by Paul Revere in 1801 (Courtesy Old South Meeting House)
One of 46 surviving bells made by Paul Revere in 1801 (Courtesy Old South Meeting House)

An 876-pound bell made by Paul Revere more than 200 years ago will ring out Sunday in Boston. The massive bell is one of only 46 that still survives from the Paul Revere Foundry.

At 2 p.m. a crane will hoist the bell up to the clock tower in the Old South Meeting House, where the Boston Tea Party began.

Emily Curran, executive director at the Meeting House, calls it a remarkable convergence of history.

"When this happens there will be bells ringing out in the city in unison to welcome this new bell to the city and mark this special occasion," Curran said.

The public is invited to the celebration, where people can also take a close look at the artifact.

The Old South Meeting House hasn't had its own bell since 1876.

This program aired on October 16, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Andrea Shea Twitter Senior Arts Reporter
Andrea Shea is WBUR's arts reporter.

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