July 4th – 2023 Frederick Douglass Community Reading

Historic Stagville State Historic Site 5925 Jock Road, Bahama, NC, United States

Commemorate Independence Day with a community reading of Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" at Stagville. This participatory reading will take place at Horton Grove, on the grounds of the original 1850s slave dwellings.


Salute to the States

Set to the pomp and pageantry of the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums and join the Virginia Military Garrison as they present musket volley salutes to the original 13 states of the Union

July 4th: Independence Day at the VMHC

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA, United States

Join us in welcoming new U.S. Citizens and explore Virginia's political history at the VMHC this Fourth of July! Save the date for a citizenship naturalization ceremony and see candidates take the Oath of Allegiance. Then, stay after the ceremony to explore the museum's galleries, purchase items from the Museum Store about Virginia's place in […]


Pittsburgh: A Civic Legacy

Senator John Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Reflect upon the civic legacy of Pittsburgh and find objects in the museum relating to civics and democracy. Campaign buttons have been used throughout U.S. history to advertise for or against another candidate, political party, or issue. Examine past campaign buttons in the History Center’s collection and design your own button inspired by your vision […]


July 4th: Fourth at the Fort Festivities

Fort Pitt Museum , United States

The Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Heinz History Center’s family of museums, will host its annual Fourth at the Fort festivities in Point State Park on Tuesday, July 4. At 1 p.m., colonial reenactors, local scouts, and veterans will help raise a 36-foot American flag and kick off the Fourth of July holiday in […]

July 4th: Stars and Stripes Picnic

National WWI Museum and Memorial 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO, United States

Celebrate community resilience at Kansas City's official Independence Day event! The Stars and Stripes Picnic at the National WWI Museum and Memorial is the perfect place to spend your 4th of July. Bring your friends and family to grab a bite to eat, shop from local vendors, listen to live music. And hang around into […]


July 4th: Downtown Denison Celebration

Forest Park 300 W. Crawford, Denison, TX, United States

Join Downtown Denison for our July 4th Celebration and annual fireworks and concert. This free event and can be enjoyed from Munson Stadium or on the lawn at Forest Park in Downtown Denison. Guest can also stop by vendor setup, to visit the Engage in Downtown Denison booth with Y2K photo ops and games! We […]

July 4th: Lights of Freedom at Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg 301 S. Nassau St., Williamsburg, VA, United States

As the prelude to the thrilling Fourth of July Fireworks display, our holiday programming concludes with a celebration of the words and music of the American Revolution. Highlights include a reading of the Declaration of Independence, American marching music of the Revolution, and a patriotic sing-along culminating in a grand fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Ed Justice University

Throughout history, young people have been on the front lines of movements for racial justice, education equity, and LGBTQ+ rights. Students toppled unjust laws, taught themselves banned history, and brought their power to the polls. Today’s youth are once again leading efforts to reclaim our schools from political bigotry. This course explores the strategy, history, […]

First Fridays at VMHC

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA, United States

On the first Friday of each month from 5:00-8:00 pm, enjoy extended hours and free admission to all exhibitions (including "Apollo: When We Went to the Moon"), live music, and family-friendly activities. Plus, enjoy access to specials in the Museum Café and food trucks on site. The July edition will also feature special civics-themed activities. […]


How El Paso Works

Magoffin Home State Historic Site 1117 Magoffin Avenue, El Paso, TX, United States

When Joseph Magoffin helped write the articles of Incorporation for El Paso, he helped shape the modern city. In this series, we will compare Joseph’s vision for El Paso to what is has become in the last 150 years. Guest speakers from municipal agencies will be invited to speak about their departments and let us […]


Juneteenth: Exploring Freedom’s Stories

What is the story of Juneteenth? Why do we celebrate this newly designated federal holiday, and how is it connected to one of the most cherished American ideals: freedom? This award-winning short documentary explores the history and meaning of Juneteenth with Ms. Opal Lee, the "Grandmother of Juneteenth," and preeminent scholars, and illustrates how and […]