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July 4th Celebration at the Archives

July 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

PLEASE NOTE THE ADDRESS POSTED IN EVENT IS FOR THE BOEING LEARNING CENTER.

8–9:30 a.m.

Special July 4 FREE T-shirt Giveaway
First 1,000 guests to join us for the Reading Ceremony will receive a special July 4th Celebration T-shirt.

9–9:45 a.m.

Musical performance by Brass Connection on the Constitution Avenue steps

10–11 a.m.

Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony
Constitution Avenue steps and on YouTube and Facebook Live

  • Greetings from Allison Seymour, Fox 5 News Anchor
  • Presentation of colors by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Continental Color Guard
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Performance by the 3rd U.S. Infantry “The Old Guard” Fife and Drum Corps
  • Remarks by David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
  • Dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence by special guests including Abigail Adams, John Adams, John Dunlap, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Ned Hector, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington
  • Singing of “America the Beautiful”

11 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Musical performance by Brass Connection on the Constitution Avenue steps

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Inside the National Archives Building (Boeing Learning The National Archives Building Constitution Avenue NW
(between 7th & 9th Streets)
Washington, DC 20408Center
)

Celebrate like it it’s 1776! Enjoy  family activities, story time, crafts and more! Meet John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Ned Hector, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

  • Collect autographs
  • “Declaring Independence” scavenger hunt
  • Listen to stories of our patriotic past (noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m.)
  • Make colonial-style wigs and dress in period clothing
  • Sign the Declaration of Independence
  • Write with a quill pen
  • Set your name in type

11:45 a.m.

Watch the National Independence Day Parade go by outside the National Archives.

Details

Date:
July 4, 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.archives.gov/news/topics/july4

Venue

The National Archives Building
Constitution Avenue (between 7th & 9th Streets)
NW, DC 20408 United States
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