Living History: Reenactment of the First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

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07/08/2018 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
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On July 8, 1776, Colonel John Nixon strode to a platform in the State House yard (now Independence Square) and shared the stunning news of the Declaration of Indepedence with the crowd. Help celebrate this historic occasion and join the crowd to hear a commemorative reading of the document by a park ranger portraying Colonel Nixon. Free copies will be given out so you can follow along and cheer or jeer.

Independence Square, Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets

11:45 AM to 12:30 PM

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