Open today 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Commemorative Day

60th Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4 — Thursday, July 4

Commemorate our nation’s independence at the Museum. Join us for time-honored traditions, family-friendly festivities, and a keynote oration by our president, Gary T. Johnson, on a special topic selected by our late chief historian emeritus Russell Lewis. Other highlights include patriotic musical performances, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a children’s costume parade led by the World’s Tallest Uncle Sam! Following the event, the Museum is open from 12:00 NOON until 4:30 P.M. with free admission for Illinois residents.

FREE event on the CHM plaza

An ASL interpreter will be present for the formal ceremony that begins at 11:00 a.m.

The Details



4 th

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Event Location

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