Fourth of July, Independence Day Celebration – 2017

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Come out and enjoy a traditional Independence Day Celebration on Saturday July 4th!

Join us for our annual Independence Day Celebration!  We’ll have fun and educational activities for the entire family. Experience Living History on the Museum’s exhibits with special July 4th activities on our 1820’s American Farm.

DATE: Tuesday, July 4th
TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
TICKETS:   Special Admission – Pay What You Will…
You Decide How Much To Pay!  Pay A Little, Pay A lot, or Pay Nothing At All  (i.e. FREE)
Donations accepted at the gate – No advance ticket purchase is required

FOOD VENDORS:  
Area food vendors will be on hand to provide breakfast & lunch.

The Traditional Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Noon on the 4th of July

HISTORIC CELEBRATIONS:

1820s American Farm

  • 12:00 – Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence
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  • 12:15 – Toasts & Volley
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  • 12:30 & 2:00: Watermelon Seed Spitting
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  • 1:00 & 2:30: Two-man Sawing
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  • 3:00:  Militia Drill & Firing

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    Militia on the 1850s American Farm

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  • All Day:  Traditional Cooking
    (Sausage, Apple Pie)

1850s American Farm & Barn

  • 1:30 & 3:00: Sack races
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  • 2:30 – 3:30: Watermelon seed spitting contests
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  • 2:30 – 3:30: Pie eating contests
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  • All Day:  Traditional Cooking

    Who Likes Pie!

    Who Likes Pie!

    (Ham, Corn Pudding, Salad)