Independence Day – 2018

July 4,  9:00 am – 5:00 pm


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!

Area food vendors will provide breakfast & lunch options, or bring a picnic lunch

  • The Lovin’ Crab
  • R&R Concessions
  • Flavor Savor BBQ
  • MJ’s Kettle Corn & Fresh Lemonade


1820s American Farm

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

    Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence  (12:00 noon)

  • Toasts & Volley.


    Militia on the 1850s American Farm

1850s American Farm & Barn

  • Historic Games
  • Cooking Ham & Fried Potatoes
  • Melon seed spitting (Barn)
  • Sack Races (Around house)
  • Two-Man Sawing (Barn)
  • Pie Eating Contest (Around barn)

    Who Likes Pie!


    Who Likes Pie

1740s American Farm

  • Woodworking
  • Militia Drill & Firing


  • Hidework & Trade

West African Farm

  • Traditional Drums & Dance

English Farm

  • Games & Woodworking
  • 1630’s English Militia & Mock Battle

Irish Forge

  • Ironwork Demonstrations

Irish Farm

  • Textile work & Demonstrations (outdoors)

German Farm

  • Kegelspiel