Historic Richmond Town Independence Day Celebration
This July 4th, you are invited to visit Historic Richmond Town virtually. A series of videos and content will be posted throughout the day, honoring the stories of Staten Islanders who lived in our buildings, and traditional activities held in previous celebrations.
Join a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Staten Island youth, a virtual pie baking demonstration and tour of the Guyon-Lake Tysen Farmhouse, and host your own pinwheel parade with a craft activity for youth and families.
SCHEDULE OF VIRTUAL EVENTS:
Make your own pinwheel – July 3
Get ready for your celebration on the 4th! (Activity for youth and families)
Pie Baking at Historic Richmond Town – 11:00am
Historical Interpreters tour the Guyon-Lake-Tysen house, and demonstrate pie baking, a staple of July 4th celebrations at Historic Richmond Town.
Voices of Independence
Join us virtually for a series of video readings of American political figures and authors.
Voices of Independence: The Declaration of Independence read by John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School students – 12:00pm
Voices of Independence: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? by Frederick Douglass – 12:30pm
Voices of Independence: The Building of a Ship by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – 1:00pm
Voices of Independence: The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus – 2:00pm
Voices of Independence: Let America be America Again by Langston Hughes – 2:30pm