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How The Wade House celebrates Independence Day

GREENBUSH, Wis. – Your fourth of July celebrations might include parties, cookouts, and fireworks. But a historic site in Wisconsin is opening it’s doors, to provide insight into how people observed the holiday more than 150 years ago.

According to Jim Willaert, the curator of interpretations, “The Wade House is a late 19th century stagecoach stop hotel on the road between Sheboygan and Fond Du Lac. It’s actually exactly halfway between the two towns and that was done by design.”

Here volunteers dressed in costume to give people a look into what life was like during the civil war era. Historians say Independence Day was celebrated a lot differently from how we celebrate it today

So if you are still looking to take a trip for the 4th of July, you can hear speeches from state politicians, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. All that is happening at The Wade House at 1:00 P.M.

Corey Viars

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