Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Celebrate the Fourth of July with the Charlotte Museum of History

June 30, 2020

Although many Fourth of July events have been cancelled this year, the Charlotte Museum of History has a full week of virtual celebrations planned. See below for information on the events.

Join us virtually to celebrate the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with a week-long celebration culminating in a re-broadcast of last year’s Naturalization Ceremony.

● Monday, June 29: Check out online resources from the museum that celebrate our nation’s ideals of independence and liberty and provide historical context for the Fourth of July holiday.
● Tuesday, June 30: Explore the museum’s vaults in a new online video that features some of the museum’s special independence themed collection items.
● Wednesday, July 1: Watch a ringing of the American Freedom Bell online. It’s the largest ground-level bell in the nation and was dedicated at the turn of the millennium.
● Thursday, July 2: Join an independence-themed Lunch & Learn on Zoom. Register online at to receive the Zoom link.
● Friday, July 3: Get instructions for a firecracker-themed craft that the whole family can do together using common household items.
● Saturday, July 4: Celebrate the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship by watching a rebroadcast of last year’s U.S. Oath & Naturalization Ceremony at the museum.

All content will be available on the Museum’s Facebook page, website (, and YouTube channel. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!