Charlottesville, Virginia Independence Day Celebration 2011

Virginia's Liberty Bell - Ridge Street Firestation Charlottesville, Virginia

Looking for a fun unique event on Independence Day?  Check out the 2:00 PM ringing of the Virginia replica of the Liberty Bell  at the Charlottesville, Virginia Firehouse, 203 Ridge Street, Charlottesville.  In another state, check out this link to see if something is being done with your state’s replica of the Liberty Bell.

Charlottesville’s event continues a long tradition of Independence Day bell ringing events sponsored by the Stonewall Jackson Area Council BSA, The Descendents of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Fire Company.   Arrive before the 1:45 PM start and bring a lawn chair and some bottled water (it’s going to be warm!).   The ceremony should last about 45 minutes including the 2:00 PM bell ringing.  

In 1950 the Secretary of the Treasury ordered replica Liberty Bells cast then distributed to the state.  To commemorate the 2:00 PM July 4, 1776 ringing of the original Liberty Bell, Congress passed a resolution in 1963 that the replicas should be rung at 2:00 PM on July 4th.   I’ve attended the ceremony several times and hope you will join in the ringing this year!

Have a safe and fun filled Independence Day.  If you have real estate questions, are ready to buy or sell real estate, or know someone who is, I am here to help, so let’s talk!

About James Friend Dickerson

Real Estate Consultant As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts you first providing rigidly flexible service. James Dickerson provides a high level of service designed to fit each individual clients needs. Having received many awards from both the local Association of REALTORS and RE/MAX International, James is recognized as an authority on the local real estate market. The highest form of recognition James receives continues to be the many repeat clients who seek out his services time after time plus sending their relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors to James for their real estate needs. Contact James today for an interview to discuss your real estate needs. James is a licensed real estate sales person in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Charlottesville Solutions. Personal As a Central Virginia native (Born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle and Louisa Counties), James' youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, James' non-real estate activities include spending time with family & friends, traveling, stalking deer & spring gobblers, fly fishing, church and Masonic activities. James and his lovely bride Karen live between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Since 2022 Jim has served on the Louisa County Planning Commission. Their dog Sammy passed away so now they dog sit for friends and family.
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