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National Archives Virtual Reading and More

Spend July 4 online with the National Archives from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each hour brings a new discussion with re-enactors Thomas Jefferson, Martha Washington (who’ll also demonstrate the making of a patriotic ice cream sundae), Black Continental Army soldier Ned Hector, the enslaved spy John Armistead Lafayette, and Betsy Ross. The day culminates with the traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence at 4 p.m. Register for one hour or for all. Full information here.