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Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 10:00am5:00pm
Free
Location:
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Celebrate the Fourth of July with us! We'll have a day full of star-spangled festivities, including live music, an in-gallery scavenger hunt, highlights gallery tours, food trucks, and a photo booth. Join us for a large-scale citizenship naturalization ceremony beginning at 10:30 am and see 100 candidates for citizenship from nearly 50 countries take the Oath of Allegiance on the front terrace of the museum, held in partnership with the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and officiated by the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Photo courtesy of A. Luke Witt.

Schedule of Events

10:30 – 11:30 am
Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony (VMHC Front Lawn)

11:45 am –1:00 pm
Musical performance by the John Marshall High School Alumni Band (Halsey Lecture Hall)

1:00 – 4:00 pm
Games from the Past (Gottwald Gateway)

1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Gallery Tour: Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality

1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Gallery Tour: The Story of Virginia

All Day
Independence-themed crafts (Bluford Classroom)
Declaration of Independence signing

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Independence Day Celebration (7/4/17)
In celebration of the 241st anniversary of American independence, the VHS hosted a full day of patriotic festivities, including a large-scale citizenship naturalization ceremony, live music, and much more. More than 1,200 people attended the 2017 Independence Day Celebration.
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