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Easton Heritage Day

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Heritage Day celebrates Easton’s historic significance in the founding of the United States. At noon on July 8, 1776, Easton was one of three places where the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading. It was read on the steps of the old courthouse in Easton’s historic Centre Square by the Chair of the Committee of Safety, Robert Levers. A reenactment of that event, and a festival organized around it, first occurred during the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.  From that year on, Heritage Day has been celebrated as Easton’s own Independence Day celebration.

Traditionally held the Sunday after Fourth of July, celebrations have honored the city’s history and remind visitors about Colonial life. Greater Easton Development Partnership has planned a virtual afternoon of fun for the whole family. The event features demonstrations from a tinsmith, blacksmith and glass blower, as well as Easton trivia, musical performances, experiments with Ben Franklin, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Join the fun on Facebook with Easton Heritage Day. Fun kicks off at 12 p.m. with the reading. 🇺🇸📜