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

Keeping it cool on the 4th of July will be easy!

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

  • Rick’s BBQ
  • Frontier Grille
  • The Breakfast Guy
  • Smiley’s Ice Cream
  • MJ’s Kettle Corn & Fresh Lemonade

HISTORIC CELEBRATIONS:

1820s American Farm

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

  • 12:00 – Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence
  • 12:15 – Toasts & Volley.

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    Militia on the 1850s American Farm

1850s American Farm & Barn

  • All Day – Historic Games
  • Cooking Ham & Fried Potatoes
  • 12:30 & 2:00 – Melon seed spitting (Barn)
  • 1:30 & 3:00 – Sack Races (Around house)
  • 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 – Two-Man Sawing (Barn)
  • 1:00 & 2:30 – Pie Eating Contest (Around barn)

    Who Likes Pie!

    Who Likes Pie

1740s American Farm

  • All Day – Woodworking
  • 10:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 – Militia Drill & Firing

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  • All Day – Hidework & Trade

West African Farm

  • All Day – Traditional Drums & Dance

English Farm

  • All Day – Games & Woodworking
  • All Day – 1630’s English Militia
  • Mock Battle 11:00

Irish Forge

  • All Day – Ironwork Demonstrations

Irish Farm

  • All Day – Textile work (outdoors)

German Farm

  • All Day – Kegelspiel