The County of Berks will be kicking off Independence Day celebrations on Thursday, June 30, at 10 a.m. with a special dedication ceremony and unveiling of the new public display for the Berks County Liberty Bell. Berks County is fortunate to have its own Liberty Bell that was rung from the original Berks County Courthouse on July 8, 1776, to call the people of Reading and Berks County together for the first reading of the Declaration of Independence.
In conjunction with the Berks History Center and America250PA, the County of Berks will unveil the Berks County Liberty Bell Display with a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence within the Reed Street lobby of the Berks County Government Services Center, 633 Court Street, Reading. The installation is part of a community effort to recognize Berks County’s contribution to our nation’s history as we prepare to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 2026. The display will remain in place through the end of 2026. Please join us for this special event!
Presenters will include Berks County Commissioners, Jaclyn Victor with America250PA, and Ben Neely, Executive Director of The Berks History Center
Please RSVP to:
Public Relations Officer, County of Berks
610-816-1242 (call or text)