Celebrate the 'Glorious Fourth' June 27 at Kline Creek Farm

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Celebrate the 'Glorious Fourth' June 27 at Kline Creek Farm

Family fun and patriotic flair on tap at 1890s living history farm

(June 10, 2019) — Enjoy Independence Day the 1890s way at “The Glorious Fourth” on Thursday, June 27 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s living history farm at 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago.

“Independence Day is our oldest national holiday. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th is remembered as the birth of American independence,” said Keith McClow, District heritage education manager. “Start your celebration early with a full day of fun and pomp at Kline Creek.”

Visitors of all ages are invited to experience the excitement by playing hoops and graces and other 1890s outdoor games, touring the historic farmhouse, joining a casual game of 1887 baseball, making patriotic crafts, churning ice cream for an ice cream social, and watching celebratory model hot-air balloon launches.

At 6 p.m. costumed interpreters will present a Fourth of July ceremony featuring patriotic songs and a reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by an ice cream social at 7 p.m. Admission to “The Glorious Fourth” is free. Registration is not required. For more information, call 630-876-5900.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60+ forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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