Nashotah House, an Episcopal seminary in Wisconsin, will break ground for a new bell tower on Nov. 16. The House has made the following announcement:
"NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (November 8, 2016) – Recently recognized as an historical district by the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Nashotah House is again making history by bringing the first Change Ringing Bells to the State of Wisconsin and only the 42nd set of these special bells in North America.
"A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at noon on Wednesday, November 16th at the Nashotah House Theological Seminary thanks to the generosity of Dr. James and Mrs. Karen Hyde. According to Dr. Hyde, “We are contributing funds for the bell tower as a way to honor Nashotah’s work that has served as the impetus for the creation of many area churches such as St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dousman. We wish this gift to remind others of the impact of the Nashotah Mission every time they hear the bells peal.” The tower will be called the St. Mary’s Dousman Bell Tower."
There is more in the full press release.
This new tower has been designed by Charleston ringer and architect Dan Beaman.
Ringers also owe Roland Perschon a huge debt of gratitude for giving his Whitechapel bells to create this new home for ringing in the Badger State.