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Burning of King George in Effigy

The Hickory Ridge Living History Museum puts on a July 4th celebration of Colonial proportions! The festivities begin at 5:30 on the museum grounds in Daniel Boone Park. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in the reading aloud of the Declaration of Independence. Guests will be given apple cider to toast with, reminiscent of the Toasts of Halifax in 1789. Guests will also hear a eulogy for King George III while his dummy is burned in effigy. A firing of thirteen volleys from black powder rifles will salute the new nation. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. This is a great way to celebrate the founding of our nation!

A member of the cast of Horn in the West holds the torch.

A member of the cast of Horn in the West holds the torch.

The burning of King George in Effigy

The burning of King George in Effigy

Earlier Event: June 28
Veterans Celebration!
Later Event: July 11
Church Night!