4th of July at the Courthouse
1 Millennium Plaza
The Independence Day commemoration at the Montgomery County Historic Courthouse provides citizens with the opportunity to experience history. For the seventh consecutive year, the celebration at the Historic Courthouse brings Revolutionary history to life with the reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by the shooting of the cannon and musket firings.
The reading of the Declaration will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th on the courthouse stairs facing 2nd Street. David Brockman, who generally leads the reading of the Declaration of Independence, will share the duty with children and other citizens again this year. The cannon and musket firings will be executed by the Sons of the Revolution who will be fully dressed in Revolutionary garb.
“We are honored to host this event outside the Historic Courthouse each year. It is a unique and memorable experience that I look forward to attending again this year,” stated Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.
The Sons of the American Revolution is an American congressionally chartered non-profit organization that was founded in 1889. The group is dedicated to perpetuating American ideals and traditions, and to protecting the Constitution of the United States.
The Sons of the American Revolution will have a color guard participating and Porters Battery will crew the cannon. It is advised that the viewing public arrive early since the street facing the Customs House Museum will be closed.