Celebrate Independence Day in 18th century style with a typical rally of 1780's and '90's North Carolina. (Note: In 2017, this event is held on Saturday, July 1).
You will hear a live reading of the Declaration of Independence. Those in attendance will toast with apple cider, reminiscent of the Toasts of Halifax in 1789. Volunteer members of the audience will have an opportunity to participate in 13 toasts to 13 colonies, followed by a military salute to the new nation by firing 13 shots from black powder rifles. Then you will hear a eulogy for King George III while reenactors burn his effigy to send a message to the doomed tyrant.
Admission is $5 adults, $3 children.
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum and "Horn in the West" outdoor drama are produced by nonprofit Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Inc., 501(c)3. www.horninthewest.com.