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Nevada County Picayune-Times - Prescott, AR
  • Relive history on July 4 at HWSP

  • The annual Independence Day celebration at Historic Washington State Park will recreate a part of history this weekend.
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  • The annual Independence Day celebration at Historic Washington State Park will recreate a part of history this weekend.
    In the 19th Century, it was tradition to read the Declaration of Independence from the courthouse balcony to the crowds gathered below and all joined in shouts of 'Huzzah' when the reading concluded,” Patricia Thomas, sales director at HWSP explained.
    That tradition will be recreated twice daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the park, Thomas said.
    You can join the staff of Historic Washington State Park in recreating these historical events by gathering on the lawn of the 1874 Courthouse for the annual reading, shouting huzzah, and then adding your own 'John Hancock' to a copy of the declaration of independence using a quill pen, plus keep a copy for yourself,” Thomas said.
    She said the program is especially encouraged for children and is free.
    Full or sampler tours of the part will also be available both days at regular rates, Thomas said.
    Williams Tavern Restaurant will also be open for lunch both days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., she said.
    For additional information contact Thomas at 870-983-2660.

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