Traditional July 4th Independence Day Celebration, with a Children’s Parade

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St Michaels Museum will sponsor its traditional Independence Day Celebration at the Museum on the corner of East Chestnut Street and St. Mary’s Square.  Events will start at 10 AM with a Children’s Parade.  Children and parents should arrive at 9:30 AM. We encourage festively dressed participants with decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons and pets. Uncle Sam will lead the parade followed by the St. Michaels Fire Dept.’s Antique Fire Engine, Maggie. The emphasis is having a good time and showing off for your parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends.  The parade starts at St. Michaels Museum and the route is East Chestnut west to Talbot, Talbot north to Willow (just past Christ Church), Willow to Church, Church to Mulberry, Mulberry to St Mary’s Square and back to St. Michaels Museum.  There will be no floats or vehicles other than the fire departments antique fire truck ‘Maggie’ leading the parade.It is a special event for children.

At 11AM the Traditional Program will begin with Boy Scout Troup 741 raising the flag and leading a Pledge of Allegiance at the Flag Pole in front of the Museum.  A formal program will follow on the new Teetotum Porch with a benediction, patriotic and folk songs by the Royal Oak Musicians, and featured speaker CBMM Curator Pete Lesher will speak on “All Created Equal”. Music will be provided by the Royal Oaks Musicians.  Following the program, the magician John Dodge will perform for everyone.  The Phillips Wharf Fish Mobile will be available to entertain and educate children. St Michaels Museum will be open with free admission. Refreshments will be available from the St. Michaels Fire

Department. St. Michaels Museum 201 E. Chestnut St, St. Michaels, MD 21663, www.stmichaelsmuseum.org.

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