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Declaring Independence Then & Now

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Declaring Independence then and now event bannerThis dramatic presentation, created by Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area, aims to find out how our local towns read and reacted to the Declaration of Independence. Across the colonies, and particularly in Massachusetts, towns debated what freedom meant to them, and grappled with the grievances aired in the official Declaration. What did the words in the final document mean to them? Costumed reenactors will bring life to the words of the past, with narration by former State Representative Jay Kaufman. Rounding out our evening will be a performance by the Lexington Historical Society Colonial Singers. Some of our favorite tunes from the 18th century were highly political, and many of them were also taken from popular English military music!


The Depot
13 Depot Square
Lexington, MA 02420 United States
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