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Media Advisory


NSF PA/M 03-41 - September 22, 2003

Liberty Bell Web Portal Unites History and Technology
NSF website showcases all aspects of the Liberty Bell's move to its new home October 9

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with the National Park Service's Independence National Historical Park and MicroStrain, Inc. of Williston, Vermont, has created a new web portal to feature the history and technology surrounding the Liberty Bell's journey to its new home on October 9, 2003.

Cover art and link to The Liberty Bell: Protecting An American Icon Web site

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Combining images, videos, and easy-to-read text, the website will show visitors details about the new sensor technology that will alert engineers and movers if the Bell's famous crack shows signs of spreading.

Entitled "The Liberty Bell: Protecting an American Icon," the site also features the stories and legends that have made the Bell famous, and reveals the facts behind its crack and iconic symbolism.

Visitors to the website will also find information about the festivities on the day of the Liberty Bell's move, to which the public and the media are invited.

For more information contact:

Media contact:

 Josh Chamot

 (703) 292-7730


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