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Culture of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Summary
The culture of Allentown, Pennsylvania dates back to the settlement of the city and the surrounding Lehigh Valley in the early 1700s by Germans of the Protestant Lutheran, Moravian, and Reformed faiths, who fled religious persecution and war in Europe to settle in Allentown and its surrounding towns and communities. Before their arrival, the region had been historically inhabited by Lenape Native American tribes. History American Revolution Allentown has played a central role in the country's development and history, serving as one of the first cities whose patriots organized as early as 1774 in support of the American Revolution. Allentown later played a central role in hiding the Liberty Bell in the city's Zion Reformed church for nine months from September 1777 to June 1778 during the British occupation of Philadelphia; an Allentown museum, the Liberty Bell Museum, today commemorates the elaborate effort to transport and protect the Liberty Bell in Allentown duri
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