By Rebecca Price Janney, Jul 10 2019 12:22PM
Did you know one of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence took place in Easton, Pennsylvania? (Can you name the other two?)
Every year on the Sunday after July 8th, Easton throws a huge celebration of its rich history, called Easton Heritage Day, This year the event will be held on July 14th, beginning with an ecumenical worship service at 10, followed by town criers arguing for and against independence, then a historic parade and reeanactment of the Declaration of Independence featuring Robert Levers (portrayed by Christopher Black). Colonel Kichline will lead his Flying Camp, along with a host of other reenactors at noon in Centre Square.
There will be walking and trolly tours, open houses, crafters and artisans, music, games, many vendors, and fireworks.
I will also be making an appearance in the parade, with the Colonel. I look forward to seeing many of you there.
Here's the story of Easton's reading of the Declaration of Independence: