4th of July free admission at Frontier Culture Museum

Frontier Culture Museum 6 Independence DayBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Free admission and celebration America’s independence will be on tap at Staunton’s Frontier Culture Museum on Saturday, July 4th, for the annual waiving of the admission to invite Americans to enjoy this historical treasure. Featured will be many traditional events and activities including reading the Declaration of Independence at noon.

Bring the family and a picnic, and plan to spend the day soaking in the history of America.

Here’s the schedule of events for Saturday, July 4, 2015:

1820s American Farm
12:00: Reading of the Declaration of Independence
12:20: Parade of Young People
12:30: Sack races, watermelon seed spitting contest, 2-man sawing
1:00 12th United States Infantry Regiment, 1812-1814;
Militia Drill & Volley
1:30: Watermelon seed spitting contest, 2-man sawing
2:00: Pie eating contest
2:30: Watermelon seed spitting contest, 2-man sawing
3:00: 12th United States Infantry Regiment, 1812-1814;
Militia Drill & Volley
3:30: Pie eating contest
4:00: Watermelon seed spitting contest, 2-man sawing

1850s American Farm
10:00-2:00: Cooking a traditional meal in the kitchen
12:30-4:30 Games in front of the Farmhouse

Early American Schoolhouse
1:30: School lesson
2:30: School lesson
3:30: School lesson

1600s English Farm
All Day: 1630s English Trained Band Militia
10:00-1:00: Cherry Pie and Currant Cake making

Other Activities
1700s West African Farm: Garden Work and Foodways
1700s Irish Farm: Oat Cakes
1700s German Farm: Traditional Foodways
1700s Ganatastwi: Native American Games and Cordage making
1740s American Farm: Hurdle Fence making

Happy 4th of July, America!

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