Posted Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

A three-day Fourth of July historic celebration, including music, historic tours, traditional crafts and the annual July 4th public reading of the Declaration of Independence, will be held at sites throughout the Morristown area on July 3, 4, and 5.

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The mostly free patriotic celebration, focusing on Morristown’s role in the Revolution, is co-sponsored by the Morris County Tourism Bureau and Morristown National Historical Park and its partners.

This annual tradition provides a way to celebrate American independence with the “pomp and parade, shows, games, sports, bells, bonfires and illuminations’’ urged by the Founding Fathers.

Weekend activities kick off on Friday, July 3, with a free concert at 2 p.m. on the lawn at the Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park. Bring chairs and blankets.

July 4th festivities at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown Start at 11 a.m. with music by The Four Old Parts quartet. Activities, led by costumed an NPS ranger start at 11:30.

At noon, the Declaration of Independence will be read. Free tours of the Presbyterian Church and its graveyard will follow. Activities on the Morristown Green will include family crafts, patriotic music, and a special ceremony honoring war veterans.

July 5th activities will include events at the Morristown National Historical Park, Acorn Hall, Schuyler-Hamilton House, and Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens.

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