ACTRESS JANE ALEXANDER WILL READ THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AT NATIONAL ARCHIVES’ JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
Press Release · Wednesday, July 2, 2003
|WHAT:||Official Reading Ceremony honoring the 227th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Featuring a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence by actress Jane Alexander accompanied by “Time Travelers” John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and a colonial soldier; Presentation of Colors by the Armed Forces Color Guard; musical performances by the U.S. Air Force String Quartet, and Tim Augustin, tenor, Washington Opera; special performance by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry “Old Guard” Fife and Drum Corps; with remarks from John W. Carlin, Archivist of the United States.|
|WHEN:||Friday, July 4, 2003, Free family activities will take place throughout the day beginning at 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Official Reading Ceremony: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Main Hall Stage
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
This popular family event is free and open to the public. Highlights of the program are:
When the National Archives in Washington, DC reopens its Rotunda on September 18, 2003, it will not only unveil the newly re-encased Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, but the start of a whole new National Archives Experience that will educate and inspire Americans. The National Archives Experience will help visitors, both in person and online, to discover and share in the spirit embodied in documents as diverse as the Emancipation Proclamation, Edison’s patent application for the light bulb, census data, and recordings of Franklin Roosevelt’s Fireside Chats.
The National Archives Experience will continue to unveil new components through 2004.
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