Har-Ber Village Museum in Grove, Okla., will host the 2nd annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4 from 10 a.m. – noon.
With paid admission or free with museum membership, guests can enjoy lawn games such as croquet, hoop rolling, graces and horseshoes and then try their turn at hand-cranking firecracker, vanilla or blueberry ice cream in the old fashioned ice cream maker.
At 10:45 a.m., kids can decorate their bicycles, tricycles, wagons and themselves with patriotic items such as streamers, pom poms, pinwheels, washable tattoos, hats and headbands provided by Har-Ber Village Museum.
The new bandstand will be the place to be at 11:15 a.m. when Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Tad Jones, will speechify and read portions of the Declaration of Independence. Following the reading, guests will hear a special vocal presentation by Broadway performer and choreographer Ron Young.
The main event of the celebration will be the Kids’ Parade, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Kids will follow a special parade route from the new bandstand down Main Street to the old bandstand, where they will be cheered on by their families and other visitors. The celebration will end with a small sample of the ice cream.
The Har-Ber Village Museum Independence Day Celebration is sponsored by First National Bank, Neil Jarvis State Farm Insurance, Bank of Oklahoma, REC Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, and Rich & Cartmill, Inc.