Independence Day Celebration – 2019

July 4,  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

We’ll have fun and educational activities for the entire family. Experience Living History on the Museum’s many exhibits with special Independence Day activities on our 1820’s and 1850’s American Farms.

SPECIAL ADMISSION

Pay What You Will…
You Decide How Much To Pay!  Pay A Little, Pay A lot, or Pay Nothing At All
Donations accepted at the gate – No advance ticket purchase is required.

FOOD VENDORS:  

Area food vendors will provide breakfast & lunch options, or bring a picnic lunch. Vendors will be located near the American Farms.

  • Smiley’s Ice Cream
  • Rick’s BBQ

HISTORIC CELEBRATIONS:

1820s American Farm
  • Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence (10:00, Noon, 2:00)
  • Toasts & Volley (12:15)
  • Baking in the bake oven (all day)
1850s American Farm & Barn
  • Melon Seed Spitting (10:30, 12:30, 2:00)
  • Sack Races (1:30 & 3:30)
  • Two-Man Sawing (11:30, 3:00, 4:00)
  • Pie-Eating Contest (11:30, 1:00, 2:30)
  • Historic Games (all day)
1740s American Farm
  • Militia Drill & Firing (10:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30)
Ganatastwi
  • Pottery (all day)
West African Farm
  • Raffia Work (all day)
English Farm
  • Traditional Games & Chores (all day)
Irish Forge
  • Ironwork Demonstrations (all day)
Irish Farm
  • Textile Work Demonstrations
German Farm
  • Stilts and Games