The Chicago History Museum presents the 60th annual Independence Day celebration

The event begins with a concert of patriotic music performed by the Americana Concert Band, directed by Randy Szostek. Additional highlights of the program include:

  • Opening remarks from Walter Carlson, first Vice-Chair and Trustee at the Museum
  • Presenting of the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance by Michelle Smith, 43rd Ward Alderman
  • A reading of the Declaration of Independence by Tariq El-Amin, host of Radio Islam.

Chicago History Museum President, Gary Johnson, will deliver the keynote address, dedicated to the late Russell Lewis, Chief Historian Emeritus for the Chicago History Museum, who passed away in April 2019.

Kids and caregivers are invited to celebrate with face painting, patriotic crafts, a juggler and a children’s parade led by the World’s Tallest Uncle Sam.

*Following the event, the Museum is open until 4:30 PM with free admission for Illinois residents.

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