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Independence Day Celebration

Date(s): 
6/29/2019
Time(s): 
1:00 pm
Description: 
Celebrate an old-fashioned Independence Day at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site. Visitors to this year’s Independence Day event can join us for a special flag raising and reading of the declaration of Independence and a patriotic tableau performance by the site’s summer youth program participants. Then, join in a game of Town Ball with Lincoln Log Cabin’s interpreters.   In towns, cities and the countryside, wherever Americans have gathered for community events, there has always been a ball game of one sort or another. After the Civil War, the game of choice was most often Town Ball, which some historians believe was a precursor for the modern game of baseball.  The rules to the early game are similar to what we know as baseball, and will be explained before each game.  All visitors are welcome to participate.
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Event Type: 
Festival; History; Youth Event
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Location: 
LIncoln Log Cabin Historic Site
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