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Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 07/03/2013, 07/04/2013, 07/06/2013

    Location: Old Courthouse Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Harding Contact Phone Number: 314-655-1636

July 3, 2013
Naturalization Ceremony
Approximately 75 prospective U.S. citizens take the oath at the Old Courthouse on July 3, 2013. The historoc building will be decorated with an array of patriotic 19th century decorations, including a 33-star 36'x20' Garrison flag suspended from the 5th-level balcony.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. There will be patriotic music played before the Naturalization Ceremony
1:00 p.m. - Naturalization Ceremony

July 4, 2013
Events of the Day
1:30 p.m.- Air Force Band of Mid-America, Midwest WInds Woodwind Quintet
2:30 p.m. - Reciting of the Declaration of Independence (Anne Williams)
2:45 p.m. - Clayton Silver Strings

July 6, 2013
1863 Fourth of July Celebration:
Visitors will be able to vote in the 1863 city elections, pay their 1863 taxes and become a naturalized citizen. Union soldiers will enlist volunteers for the new African American regiments and train them in the Drill of the soldier. Other living history vignettes will be on-going through-out the Old Courthouse.

10:00a.m.- Citizenship Tour
11:00a.m.- Citizenship Tour
12:00p.m.- Independent Silver Band
1:00p.m.- Gum Strings Serenaders
2.00p.m. - Independent Silver Band w/Reciting of the Declaration of Independence (Anne Williams)
3:00p.m. - Gum Springs Serenaders