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Sunday, May. 31, 2020

Museum plans Fourth of July activities

VW independent/submitted information

In addition to American Legion Post 178, which is hosting a number of Independence Day activities, the Van Wert County Historical Society also has events and activities planned for the Fourth of July holiday.

Celebrate the holiday with the Historical Society, which provides this free family event to help celebrate the rich culture, history, and spirit of the nation and county.

This year’s festival has events and activities for the whole family. The day begins with the 25th annual Isaac Van Wart Firecracker Bike Tour. Except for the bike tour, all events the day will be held on the museum grounds. Parking will be available on Third, Second, Market, and Jefferson streets, as well as in the museum lot between the caboose and the Welcome Center.

People gather on the grounds of the Van Wert County Museum for Fourth of July activities in 2015. VW independent file photo

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, with the historical society’s Old Fashioned Farmers Market and kid activities, followed at noon by a flag raising ceremony conducted by Boy Scout Troop 35. There will also be a wide variety of area crafters displaying their talents and offering handmade items for sale. Be sure to check out the Hawg Creek Spinners and Weavers in the log cabin. Van Wert Rotary Club will be supplying food from a tent on Third Street, with Sycamore Ice cream and Gibson’s Barnyard BBQ also providing food items.

This year’s entertainment includes the following:

Noon-1 p.m. — Van Wert Area Community Concert Band

1-5 p.m. — Blind Date playing Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties top 40 hits, plus inspiring Christian and patriotic music.

New this year are expanded kids activities, including the YMCA bouncy house, more food choices, and expanded hours.

All of the museum’s buildings will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Check out the thousands of artifacts from Van Wert County that are on display.

POSTED: 06/30/18 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: News