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Rep. Bill Huizenga to read Declaration of Independence during Grand Haven’s 4th of July Celebration
Rep. Bill Huizenga to read Declaration of Independence during Grand Haven’s 4th of July Celebration

GRAND HAVEN -- Representative Bill Huizenga will be the guest reader of the Declaration of Independence, Monday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. in Grand Haven’s Waterfront Stadium orgainized the Loutit District Library (LDL).

Library officials invite everyone to listen and experience the reading of this document as if it were 1776. At 9:00 p.m., colonial re-enactors from the Brethren of the Great Lakes will escort the Rep. Huizena from the library down Washington Avenue to the stadium. The crowd is asked to follow the colonial townspeople around the speakers’ crates and boxes used as a colonial platform for the reading. Seating is also available in the stadium seating area.

At the conclusion of the reading, the Grand Haven Musical Fountain and Jaycees Fireworks present a patriot tribute to our nation.  

The reading is part of 14 events that complement the John Adams Unbound exhibit on display in the library through August 5.

The nine-panel exhibit is based on the personal library of John Adams willed by Adams to the people of Massachusetts and deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894. This remarkable collection of books provides first-hand insight into how John Adams shaped American history and how he was shaped through his lifelong dedication to reading and books.

The John Adams Unbound traveling exhibition was organized by the Boston Public Library and the America Library Association and made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life-book collection.

For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,510 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District.