His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety to host In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tion

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QUEENSTOWN — The Queen Anne’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, in part­ner­ship with Aspen In­sti­tute, will hold its an­nual In­de­pen­dence Day Cel­e­bra­tion on Mon­day, July 4, at the In­sti­tute’s Wye River cam­pus. The event will be held at Houghton House lo­cated at 200 Houghton House Cir­cle, Queenstown, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend this free time event that be­gan more than 50 years ago by the late Arthur Houghton Jr., owner of the prop­erty known as Wye Plan­ta­tion.

Wreaths will be laid at the me­mo­rial to Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence signer Wil­liam Paca by mem­bers of the Gen­eral Perry Benson Chap­ter of the NSDAR and the Col. Tench Til­gh­man Chap­ter of the NSSAR.

A cer­e­mony will fol­low in the 18th cen­tury ter­raced gar­den fea­tur­ing Pete Lesher, Chief Cu­ra­tor of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum, ad­dress­ing the topic “Lib­erty on Land and Wa­ter.”

Other event high­lights in­clude recog­ni­tion of U.S. vet­er­ans, pro­ces­sion and pre­sen­ta­tion of the col­ors by Boy Scout Troop 1631 and a mu­si­cal per­for­mance by the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Com­mu­nity Band Brass Choir.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 410-758-3010 or email info@ qachis­tor y.org.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Wreaths will be laid at the me­mo­rial of Wil­liam Paca, a Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence signer, dur­ing the Queen Anne’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s cel­e­bra­tion on July 4 at the Aspen In­sti­tute’s Wye River cam­pus.

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