Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, is celebrating the 4th of July on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free this year.
There are lots of ways to celebrate the 4th of July, but perhaps the most meaningful will take place at the Charlotte Museum of History, as it will hold a Naturalization Ceremony, welcoming some new American citizens.
Dr. Brian Madison Jones, dean of the College of Arts & Letters and James B. Duke distinguished associate professor of history at Johnson C. Smith University, will be the keynote speaker at the Oath & Naturalization ceremony. Jones also is the chair of the board of trustees of The Charlotte Museum of History.
Joby Eberly, supervisory immigration services officer in the Charlotte Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will administer the oath of allegiance, and Carly Dlugoszewski, senior immigration services officer in the Charlotte Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Local high school student Bria Alexander will perform the national anthem.
The color guard of the Mecklenburg chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will present the American flag at the event. The League of Women Voters will be on hand to register new voters before and after the ceremony.
Families will have the chance to participate in Independence Day-themed crafts, including making their own miniature parade float celebrating Charlotte’s history and culture.
This is a FREE event.