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2 Ways to Celebrate with the National Archives: In-Person or Online!

Join the National Archives for a one-of-a-kind July 4th celebration! This year, you can choose how you celebrate - either virtually, or with us in person at the Archives! For 50 years, the Archives has celebrated the founding of the United States that includes a traditional reading ceremony of the Declaration of Independence on the Museum steps. This year, the National Archives will lift the words of the Declaration of Independence off of its well-worn parchment and bring them to homes across the country online, while celebrating on Constitution Avenue with live music and reenactors on site!
Note: In the event of inclement weather, all outdoor activities will be canceled.


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