The church bell was a gift to the museum from Ambassador and Madame Jean-Marie Daillet. It was cast at Villedieu-les-Poêles in France, a town famous for its metalwork and especially church bells. The bell was so heavy on delivery that the entire belfry had to be rebuilt.
The bell is inscribed with the logo of the Museum and:
Felicitas Nomine Benedicta Anno Domini XXVI Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Happiness in the Blessed Name in the Year of the Lord 2006. Glory to God in the Highest
Earlier, in 1998, the Medaille des Affaires Etrangeres, the prestigious medal of the State Department of France was awarded to the Town of Felicity.