Muskets, Volunteers, and 4th of July!

Hi everyone! I am posting this late but I wanted to share my Fourth of July with all you. At Minute Man NHP we had a reading of the Declaration of Independence by a wonderful volunteer followed by 3 musket shots over the historic North Bridge. All of this was able to be done thanks to the wonderful volunteers we have at the park. Throughout the year, not only on July 4th, they volunteer to be stationed in different locations of the park whether in volunteer uniforms or colonial attire. Many of them come when they are not at work, and instead volunteer their free time every week. This means a lot to the entire staff that appreciates the extra hands during a busy summer season. I am truly grateful for their dedication, and skills they have taught me. Many of them are more than qualified to interpret history of how life was in the 18th century in the Massachusetts colonies. How are the volunteers at your parks? Of course no 4th of July is complete without some fireworks. An SCA intern who I have become really close with and I adventured into the Cambridge-Boston area and got to see the spectacular fireworks show over the Charles River. It was a beautiful sight for everyone there, and especially for us who truly enjoy the historic significance of the area. I hope you are all doing well! As always, continue to have fun at your sites!

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