The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTMHC) can't hold their traditional Watermelon Fest today on the grounds of their beautiful Main Street campus. But, they have worked hard to bring you a virtual Watermelon Fest that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home.
A livestream event begins today at 11:00 am and offers a safe opportunity to celebrate and reflect on, our American independence. And yes, it includes a reading of the Declaration of Independence and ceremonial slicing of the watermelon! Watch it here.
The KTMHC offers thanks to the individuals and organizations that helped create this patriotic and celebratory virtual July 4th event:
· Don Daughters and Mark Blandford for reading the Declaration of Independence and slicing the watermelon (the livestream begins at 11 a.m.)
· Cheyney McKnight from Not Your Momma's History for her video about “What to the Modern Black American is the Fourth of July?"
· The American Legion and the Marine Corps for the flag retirement ceremony
· Hilary Micalizzi for the flag etiquette slideshow and introduction to the flag retirement ceremony (it is her father’s flag that was retired)
· Cheryl Crowl, Patty Linnon, and Carol Vazzana for the cooking videos
· The Angry O’Haras for the music video
"Encourage your friends and family - no matter where they live - to join our free virtual celebration of, and reflection on, American independence by clicking this link here," says Hildi Grob, Executive Director of KTMHC.
Oh, and don't forget to visit and like KTMHC Facebook page to see the judge's winners of KTMHC Baaaaack to the Green Lamb Decorating Contest and to VOTE for your favorite!