Independence Day – 2018

July 4,  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Come out and enjoy a traditional Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday 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. Food and Artisan Craft vendors will also be on hand.

DATE: Wednesday, 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
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 provide breakfast & lunch options, or bring a picnic lunch

  • Smiley’s Ice Cream
  • Bojangles Chicken n Biscuits
  • Rick’s BBQ
  • Flavor Savor BBQ
  • 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.

    Noon: Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

  • 12:15: Toasts & Volley
  • All Day:  Baking in the bake oven.

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    Militia on the 1850s American Farm

1850s American Farm & Barn

  • 12:30 & 2:00: Melon Seed Spitting (Barn)
  • 1:30 & 3:30: Sack Races
  • 11:30, 3:00, & 4:00: Two-Man Sawing (Barn)
  • 1:00 & 2:30: Pie-Eating Contest (Barn)
  • All Day: Historic Games

    Who Likes Pie!

    Who Likes Pie

1740s American Farm

  • 10:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30: Militia Drill & Firing

Schoolhouse

  • All Day: Historic Games in the Yard

Ganatastwi

  • All Day: Pottery

West African Farm

  • All Day: Traditional Drums & Dance

English Farm

  • All Day: 1630 English Militia
  • 11:00: English Militia Mock Battle
  • All Day: Traditional Games

Irish Forge

  • All Day: Ironwork Demonstrations

Irish Farm

  • All Day: Textile work & Demonstrations

German Farm

  • All Day: Kegelspiel
  • All Day: Stilts