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Keeler Tavern Museum Celebrates 50 Years At Picnic

The Keeler Tavern Museum will celebrate July 4th with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and plenty of food and fun.
The Keeler Tavern Museum will celebrate July 4th with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and plenty of food and fun. Photo Credit: contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Take the kids to a special event where they will have fun and learn about the meaning behind the Fourth of July during a reading of the Declaration of Independence by a costumed volunteer, followed by the ceremonial slicing of watermelon at the Keeler Tavern Museum.

The event, which runs from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday at the museum, 132 Main St., will include free watermelon for everyone, free museum tours, lawn games, a kids’ craft, and live music on the terrace with the Angry O’Hara’s.

The museum is the sight of the Battle of Ridgefield, a turning point in the War for Independence, and this year's the museum marks its 50th anniversary during the celebration, said Hildegard Grob, executive director of the museum.

There will also be plenty of burgers and dogs for sale by Zawack Shack’s food truck.

Admission is free. Limited on-site parking. Additional parking at the Congregational Church.

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