Justice Bell Replica on View from outdoors at Morven Museum & Garden through Election Day
By: Morven Museum & Garden
The Justice Bell—modeled after the Liberty Bell— was created by Katharine Wentworth Ruschenberger as a suffragist rallying support around the cause of the right to vote in those last crucial years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.
"Sandi Tatnall, great niece of the Justice Bell's creator, and a former Morven Board Member, brought the Justice Bell to our attention and we have all come to adore Great Aunt Katharine and her important work," Morven Executive Director Jill Barry said recently. "In this Presidential election year, and 100th anniversary of women achieving the right to vote, we hope the Justice Bell once again sounds a call to action and encourages everyone to vote."
The Bell, created in 1915, has Establish Justice engraved on its clapper and was not to be rung until women won the right to vote in 1920. The original Liberty Bell "announced the creation of democracy," Ruschenberger said, and "the women's Liberty Bell will announce the completion of democracy."
Details of additional programming provided by the Museum of the American Revolution, The Justice Bell Foundation, and the Historical Society of Princeton may be found on Morven's website www.morven.org.
The Justice Bell replica residency at Morven is sponsored in honor of Sandi Tatnall by her family:
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