Justice Bell Quick Facts

The original Liberty Bell announced the creation of democracy ...

The Women’s Liberty Bell will announce the completion of democracy.

~Katharine Wentworth Ruschenberger

Manufactured: Meneely Bell Company, Troy, New York

When: March 31, 1915

Why: To call attention to the cause of women’s suffrage

Material: Bronze

Weight: One ton, or two thousand pounds

Motto: Establish Justice

Travel: Through all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, and to Chicago and Washington, D. C.

First rung: September 25, 1920 in Independence Square, Philadelphia at a celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment

Owner: Pennsylvania suffragist Katharine Wentworth Ruschenberger owned it until 1943 when she deeded it to the Washington Memorial Chapel

 

Where it is now: In 2020, as the Justice Bell was being transported from the Washington Memorial Chapel to Independence Square in Philadelphia for an event to honor the 19th Amendment, it fell off the truck and was damaged. The Justice Bell no longer resides at Washington Memorial Chapel and there is no information about where it is, or when or if it will return.