We invite you to celebrate America’s birthday at Historic Hanna’s Town, a Revolutionary War settlement! Explore a variety of living history displays presented by members of Proctor’s Militia, I.B.W.C.P., and witness the Declaration of Independence read aloud as it was in 1776.
This event is FREE to celebrate Independence Day. Visitors can enjoy exploring our site by walking through Hanna’s Tavern or playing 18th-century toys and games. Reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place at 12:00 p.m.
This year’s “Westmoreland 250” twist will feature a blend of the new and the old of Independence Day celebrations. We encourage visitors to bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds of this beautiful county park. Visitors are especially encouraged to set out picnic blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a patriotic concert put on by Cece Otto, of American Songline.
Cece will perform various patriotic songs, accompanied by a historical discussion explaining what led to those songs becoming known as “patriotic.” The concert will take place at 1:00 p.m. on the porch of the Lefevre house on the fort side of the road.
Cecelia “Cece” Otto is a classically trained singer, composer, historian, recording artist, and international best-selling author. In 2013, she launched An American Songline with a 30-concert vintage music tour along the Lincoln Highway. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and is currently touring with a concert program about Prohibition.