- Item 7918 - Chapel bell, Norridgewock, ca. 1700
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 7918
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Tradition has it that this bell came from the chapel that Father Sebastien Rasles had built in the village of Norridgewock in the early 1700s.Show Details
After a raid on the village in 1721 it is said one of the Indians helping to bury the dead hid this bell. It was found in 1808 under a decayed hemlock, taken to Norridgewock and later given to the Maine Historical Society.
Rasles (1657-1724) was a Jesuit priest living and working with the Native Americans in the late 1600s and early 1700s.