Independence Day Celebration
From July 1 – July 4, the Museum will celebrate with music, family-friendly activities, and costumed historical interpreters, including Thomas Jefferson, the original author of the Declaration, who will meet and greet visitors. In the Museum’s hands-on activity areas, kids can try on Revolutionary-inspired clothing, design a flag, and make a sash like the one worn by General George Washington to wear and take home. Throughout the weekend, visitors will receive a pocket Declaration of Independence with a special takeaway to inspire learning about the nation’s founding document. On the plaza, visitors can leave their comments in an interactive installation Declarations to reflect on the document’s legacy around the world.