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We had a great time for the 4th of July!

July 5, 2011

We started the day off at 11 AM at Stenton. While enjoying our picnic and making ice cream, we listened to “Deborah Norris Logan”- who,  on July 8, 1776 at age 14, heard the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Then visits to Hood Cemetery, the final resting place of over 40 Revolutionary War Soldiers.

 Free tours of Cliveden, where Philadelphia’s only Revolutionary War battle was fought! Also, a performance by ‘Richard Allen’ in the Servants Quarters. This minister, educator, writer, and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was enslaved to the Chew Family, the owners of Cliveden.

We moved over to the Concord School & Upper Burying Ground and heard the bell ring once for every year since the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

And, last but not least, we had a great time exploring the true meaning of Independence Day with another performance by ‘Richard Allen’ at the Johnson House.

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