Join us for a Celebration of Historic Proportions! Sunday July 8, 2012 In Centre Square and along the riverfront

EASTON HERITAGE DAY celebrates the historic reading of the Declaration of Independence that took place in the city’s “Great Square” on July 8th 1776.

Watch History come alive… stroll the streets with colonial reenactors, visit the Civil War encampment, watch historic pageants and peruse the wares of period crafters. View the city’s historic architecture aboard a horse-drawn carriage ride, tour centuries-old churches and experience Northampton County’s rich heritage at the Sigal Museum.

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NEW this year!

More than a dozen Town Criers from across the continent will help us ring in this special day! A new Trading Post will have patriotic Heritage Day memorabilia!

Art & Music…

Over 20 fine artists and crafters, antique car show (horseless carriages) and live music all day (and well into the night) on 5 special stages.

For the Kids…

Clowns, magic, a petting zoo, moon bounces, games, Kids Construction Zone and more. Also, a special "Be the Bugler" event!

Spirits...

Heritage Day Beer Tent featuring Yards "Ales of the Revolution" by day and local favorite, Weyerbacher by night. Don't miss the special brew from ShawneeCraft and Two Rivers Brewery!

Food & Fireworks!

Enjoy plenty of amazing, local food and finish out the day’s festivities with an extra special fireworks display at 9:30pm on the riverfront.

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Ecumenical Church Service

9am – Fellowship, coffee, and refreshments at First United Church of Christ located at 27 North 3rd Street.
10am: Community worship services at Riverside Park Amphitheater with with First Presbyterian, St. John’s Lutheran, Trinity Episcopal Church, and First UCC.







Music & Entertainment

12:30pm-5pm – Classic car show with Calliope music by Gregory Badger on North 3rd Street

1pm – Uke Jackson’s Big Bottom Band, Star Spangled Stage

1pm – Carter Lansing, Homespun Stage

2pm – The Lost Ramblers, Homespun Stage

2:30pm – Music of the Civil War and the Maritimes by The Jolly Tars, Heritage Stage

3pm – Maria Woodford Band, Star Spangled Stage

3pm – Last Small Town, Homespun Stage

4pm – “Be the Bugler,” with bugler, Mayor Panto, and children, Heritage Stage

4:30pm – Patriot Parade to the Delaware River, leaves from Centre Square

5pm – Heritage Day festivities move to riverfront

5pm – The Great White Caps, The Dell at Scott Park

6pm – The School of Rock, Riverside Amphitheatre

7:30pm – The Philadelphia Funk Authority, The Dell at Scott Park (and encore after fireworks)

8pm – The Large Flowerheads, Riverside Amphitheatre (and encore after fireworks)


Watch History Come Alive

11am-4pm – Free admission and tours of Bachmann Publick House, and mock Colonial trial of an alleged horse thief beginning at 2:00 and the "Hot" Fashions of the late 18th Century.      

11am-5pm – Sigal Museum, “Liberty Called and Northampton County Answered,” a special exhibit of WW I and WW II posters and artifacts, $5 admission

11am – Sigal Museum, “A Sampling of Easton’s Historic Buildings,” presented by historian Richard Hope

11am – “For Independence or King George,” argued by American and Canadian Town Criers, Heritage Stage

12 noon – Reenactment of the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Chris Black, Heritage Stage

1pm – Treaty of Easton Pageant (French & Indian War), Heritage Stage

1pm – Sigal Museum, “Captured by Indians: The Gilbert Family Ordeal,” presented by historian John Moore

2:30pm – Music of the Civil War and the Maritimes by The Jolly Tars, Heritage Stage

4pm – “Be the Bugler,” with bugler, Mayor Panto, and children, Heritage Stage

4:30pm – Patriot Parade to the Delaware River, leaves from Centre Square

5:00pm – Heritage Day festivities move to riverfront


  

Around Town

1-4pm – Historic Easton Trolley Tour (free) – State Theatre (tour), Easton Area Public Library (view original Easton flag), Jacob Nicholas House (tours 11am-4pm), Parson Taylor House/St. John’s Lutheran Church, Trinity Episcopal Church

1-5pm – Trolley Tour of College Hill, sponsored by the College Hill Neighborhood Association, leaves from Bachmann Publick House on the hour. Nominal fee charged.

 

Arts, Food & Family

ALL DAY & NIGHT - Food and drinks from nearly two dozen local eateries!

11am-5pm - Yards Brewery presents "Ales of the Revolution" in the Beer Garden on South 3rd Street.

11am-5pm - "Artists in the Alley" located on North Bank Street

11am-5pm - Period crafters within Centre Square

10am-4pm - Kiddie Construction Zone! Sponsored by the City of Easton on the 200 block of Northampton Street.

1-4pm – Continuous children’s shows at the Pint-Size Stage, 200 block of Northampton Street in the Kids’ Area including: Puppets by The Yippee Show, Clancy the Clown, Juggling by Alex Kowalcyk, a Magic Show by Tom Yuratis, and Lolli the Clown.

4pm – “Be the Bugler,” with bugler, Mayor Panto, and children, Heritage Stage 4pm – Patriot Parade to the Delaware River, leaves from Centre Square.

5pm-9:30pm - A wide selection of brews from Weyerbacher Brewery and a special "Three Sisters Ale" from a collaboration between ShawneeCraft and Two Rivers Brewery.



Patriot Parade


4pm – “Be the Bugler,” with bugler, Mayor Panto, and children, Heritage Stage

4:30pm – Patriot Parade to the Delaware River, leaves from Centre Square


Fireworks at 9:30pm!

Fireworks Photo

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