Declaration reading

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Matt Stephenson reads the Declaration of Independence during an old-fashioned celebration of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park. The Erie Band set the tone with a selection of patriotic tunes, with Johanna Lange and Stephanie Shultz leading the audience in a sing-along. The Forks' buildings were open to visitors, and the celebration ended with a hog roast.