June 22, 2012
The National Constitution Center To Host A Week-Long Indoor And Outdoor July 4th Celebration Kicking Off Thursday, June 28
You can’t get more democratic, in honoring America, than free workshops, exhibitions and performances (not to mention Patriotic Karaoke) all of which take places Thursday, June 28 through Thursday, July 5.
Here’s what you can expect during the jam-packed week:
• Sunday, July 2 through Wednesday, July 4: Visitors to the Constitution Center can learn military techniques, colonial-era butter churning, candle making and more during hands-on workshops as the Continental Army Regiments complete with soldiers, camp followers, medical facilities and blacksmiths, set up camp on the Constitution Center’s front lawn.
• Wednesday, July 4: Philadelphia’s own School of Rock will be featured, giving multiple performances throughout the day in the Grand Hall Overlook.
• Thursday, July 5: From 5–8 p.m. view the center’s main exhibit, The Story of We the People; the award-winning theater show Freedom Rising; and the iconic Signers’ Hall, all for just $5, and enjoy activities, guided tours and special programs.
Honor true American legend Bruce Springsteen during the holiday by paying a visit to the ongoing From Asbury Park to the Promised Land exhibit, featuring original artifacts, handwritten lyrics and more.
The entire week will also feature activities the whole family will enjoy such as patriotic themed crafts, face painting, colonial-style photo portraits and a student art display as part of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership’s “Let Freedom Ring” program.
And if that’s not enough, grab some friends and sing your heart out to the “Star Spangled Banner” during Patriotic Karaoke. Don’t forget – the Center will have extended hours taking place Monday, July 2; Tuesday, July 3; and Thursday, July 5,open from 9:30 a.m –8 p.m.
The National Constitution Center’s Independence Day Celebration
When: Thursday, June 28 through Thursday, July 5
Where: 525 Arch Street
Cost: Free with museum admission
More info: www.constitutioncenter.org