July 4 at Rock Ledge Ranch includes patriotic music, historical figures, old-time games
The event will include a Revolutionary War encampment, children's games (some with an added fee), live patriotic music by the Fountain Creek Brass Band, performances by the Seven Falls Indian Dancers and readings of the Declaration of Independence and Gettysburg address.
Historical figures such as Katharine Lee Bates, Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are expected to be on hand.
Admission is $8 for adults, with discounts for seniors, teens, younger children and active military. The ranch parking lot is off Gateway Road just west of 30th Street.
Also open at the 230-acre city-owned site will be its "living history" locations - the American Indian area, Galloway Homestead, Rock Ledge House and Chambers Farm, Orchard House and blacksmith shop. Another attraction is the “When the Land Was Sacred” exhibit in the Carriage House.
Concessions are available on site, but attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic lunches and lawn chairs.
For more information, including a schedule of events, call the ranch at 578-6777.
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