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.