Historical Society to host Independence Day celebration
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.
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.