Almost time for Americans everywhere to say ‘Hooray for the red, white and blue’ as July 4th and Independence Day gets ever closer.
Bath’s American Museum – at Claverton Manor – is making sure it is in the thick of it with celebrations – for all its visitors to enjoy – spanning out over two weekends.
The first weekend of celebrations (June 30 and July 1) will transport you right back to 1776 in the guise of a living history weekend, and the welcome return of the Crown Forces Association and the Society of King George the Third.
Marvel at the redcoats and revolutionaries as they display military might (including loud bangs) and civilian comforts of the late 18th century in America. Normal admission applies.
Then it’s on to the big day itself. Visit during the day on Wednesday 4th July between 10am and 5pm and you’ll get free entry!
In the evening there will be music from two performers: The Danberry’s and Sarah McQuaid. Tickets, and how to book can be found here: https://americanmuseum.org/events/fourth-july-folk/
To round off the celebrations the American Museum will have a weekend (7 – 8 July) of razz-a-mataz including, music, BBQ, fun and American games. Normal admission applies.
Jon Ducker, Head of Visitor Experience, said ‘As the only museum outside of the US dedicated to celebrating American culture, we can’t wait to celebrate the birth of the nation. We have three fab red, white and blue events lined up to give you ample opportunity to wear your best stars and shiniest stripes.
You can also immerse yourself in our fab folk art collection, quilts to die for and look at back at the first great test of the US/UK relationship as we uncover America’s involvement in World War I.’