Lunchtime Lecture: Celebrating the 4th of July in the 1820s
Where: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 E. 61st St.
212-838-6878 Price: Free with admission. Tour and refreshments included.
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This Lunchtime Lecture looks at the ways New Yorkers celebrated the 4th of July so soon after winning Independence. What kinds of orations, drinks, toasts, foods and music surrounded their celebrations? Did people really celebrate by reading aloud The Declaration of Independence? In 1826, fifty years after separating from Britain, how did New Yorkers celebrate differently from their countrymen in other parts of the United States? Free with admission. Tour and refreshments included.Buy tickets/get more info now