Thursday, July 4, 2019
Mark your calendars for the Museum’s oldest annual event in celebration of our nation’s independence. This fun-filled, family-oriented event includes live music performances, old fashioned kids’ games, a kids’ craft trail, a colonial reenactment, costumed demonstrations in the Pioneer Park, and great food vendors. This annual summer celebration is not to be missed!
The museum will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on July 4th.
Stop by the gift shop for handcrafted items, books, toys, home decor accents, and souvenirs!
Admission is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors:
Rotary Club of Tazewell, Roy & Dorothy Wright, Hurst-Scott Funeral Homes of Tazewell, Pablo Carpio, MD, New Peoples Bank, & Crab Orchard Veterinary
* Download the 2018 Independence Day Celebration press release here.
10:30 Flag Raising (Tazewell VFW Post 7136) & singing of the National Anthem
10:30 - 4:00 Museum, Cabins, Fort Witten & Frog Level Store Open with Demonstrations
10:30 - 2:00 Fort Witten - D.A.R. & S.A.R. Interpreters & Demonstrations
11:00 - 12:00 Rabbit Ridge Pea Pickers on Daniel-Murray Homestead porch
11:00 - 12:30 Kids' Craft Trail
12:00 - 1:00 Bluestone on Daniel-Murray Homestead porch
1:00 - 2:00 Rabbit Ridge Pea Pickers on Daniel-Murray Homestead porch
1:00 - 2:30 Kids’ Games (under the Willow Tree)
2:00 - 3:00 Bluestone on Daniel-Murray Homestead porch
3:00 - 3:30 Colonial Reenactment
4:00 Event Conclusion
Kids’ Games may include: a watermelon seed spitting contest, sack race, three-legged race, corncob darts, bubblegum-blowing contest, back-to-back race, ice cream eating contest, & more.
Kids’ Craft Trail (make-and-take crafts) may include: pinwheels, arrowhead necklaces, cattail canoes, button buzz saws, & more.
Costumed Demonstrations may include: blacksmithing, woodworking, woodcarving, weaving, basketweaving, archery, spinning, brick oven baking, apple butter making, & more.