Step into history and enjoy an “authentic” 4th of July experience at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.
Here is the lineup for the upcoming patriotic events:
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site to host Independence Day Social on Wednesday, July 4 from 1-4 p.m.
If you’re spending the day in Indianapolis hoping to snag a perfect spot to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has fun, free activities for everyone!
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. your family can sign their names to the Declaration of Independence, tour the first floor of the president’s home (alongside re-enactors), play vintage games like hoops and grace or croquet, make crafts, have your face painted and enjoy ice cream (a scoop is $3 and proceeds benefit the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site).
Guests will also experience a sneak peek reading of the new children’s book about President Harrison, his grandson and a pet goat, in Old Whiskers Escapes by author Donna Griffin and illustrator Gary Varvel.
Enjoy the afternoon learning about America’s Hoosier president, Benjamin Harrison, who (fun fact) began the tradition of asking Americans to hang flags outside their homes, schools and businesses.
Naturalization ceremony to be held at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Feel good political stories are hard to come by in today’s world. But on July 3, more than 100 people from across the world will become American citizens at Indiana’s only Presidential Site. The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is hosting a Naturalization Ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. during Independence Day weekend.
Free and open to the public, Judge Sarah Evans Barker will preside over the ceremony in a tent on the south lawn. Families, friends and patriotic Americans are invited to cheer on our newest citizens!
Emmy award winner, Sylvia McNair, is hosting a musical performance; and Benjamin Harrison’s great-great-grandson, Kimball Harrison Morsman, will provide remarks.
Becoming an American citizen, nonetheless during Fourth of July weekend, is a great honor and an event of major excitement for those included. All are invited, wear your red, white, and blue and celebrate America.
About the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site celebrates the remarkable legacy of America’s Hoosier President. The museum is a National Historic Landmark situated within easy walking distance of downtown Indianapolis and the bustling 16th Street corridor. The 1875 Italianate mansion is exquisitely restored, and has an exceptional collection of more than 10,000 artifacts. Daily tours of the property include a 75-minute guided tour through the Harrison house and private quarters. Highlights include an awe-inspiring collection of Gilded Age finery, paintings, furniture and personal presidential gifts and mementos. The privately operated, non-profit organization receives no direct tax support and is dedicated to sharing the life stories, arts and culture of an American President to increase public participation in the American system of self-government.
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