Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July 4th at Colonial Plantation

The dam at Sycamore Mills from about 1908. After the mill burned in 1901 it closed. You can see on this postcard that the owners tried to turn it into an Arts and Crafts Community. The idea failed.

                                                                 Colonial Plantation

 When in the Course of Human Events –
A Fourth of July Celebration and Picnic

July 4th, 2013

Time - 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm

Adults - $10.00 and children (4 to 12) -$8.00

Enjoy a picnic at the farm and celebrate our nation's birthday by hearing the Declaration of Independence and witnessing the crowds reaction. There is not complete agreement in Chester County but the Patriots are determined to win the crowd by making demonstrations against the king. Activities include hearth cooking, textile demonstrations, long rifle, garden and animal talks. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic basket lunch or purchase refreshments. Bring a comfortable chair or blanket and enjoy the Fourth as it was celebrated years ago on a true colonial farm in Chester County.


Reading from Paine's "The Crisis" (12:30 and 2:30)

Reading of the Declaration of Independence -( 1:00 and 3:00 with burning of King George in effigy at 3:00 only) Feel free to pick up a quill pen and sign the declaration yourself.

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