1976 - Bicentennial

Flags displayed in the reading room"Become a Part of Local History" was the title of The Review article from which this picture comes. The album was a project of the Alliance Bicentennial Commission and was included in a time capsule that was buried in Freedom Plaza during November 1976. The Library also received a replica of the Liberty Bell from First National City Bank of Alliance as part of the Bicentennial celebration.

Ten historic American flags was donated by American Legion Post 166 and was on display in the Purcell Reading Room of the Main Library. The display was installed by Legion members William Mainwaring, Harold Hardy, James Reynolds and Robert Stauffeneger, Jr.