In 1783, North Carolina Governor Alexander Martin became the first American governor to issue a state order for celebrating the Fourth of July. Step back in time and join us online in one of our earliest celebrations of the Glorious Fourth! There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence done at the Palace following the Fife and Drum Corps Parade.
The 1st NC Regiment of the Continental Line will perform a firing demonstration directly after the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Watch the broadcast here