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To get a glimpse of what the 4th of July was like in the mid-nineteenth century, you can pack a picnic basket and blanket and head to President James Buchanan's Wheatland in Lancaster. On Saturday, July 7, from noon to 3 pm, visitors will have a chance to experience a “Living History” event.
Costumed interpreters in the house and on the grounds will offer visitors a chance to try their hand at Victorian games and amusements, sample popular treats, and learn about fashionable dress, among many other topics. The musical group, “Seasons” will entertain with early American tunes and popular 19th century favorites. Union soldiers will patrol the grounds, answering questions about their weapons and life in the field. And in the library of the house, Don Walters will be portraying President Buchanan, speaking about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Wheatland's Carriage House Visitor Center will be open to provide visitors with restrooms, the gift shop, and access to the exhibits. The event is free of charge. Find out more at the Lancaster History website.
Below you can hear our interview with Don Walters about President Buchanan and the event.
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