Declaration of Independence Reading

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Phelps-Hatheway House

Join the staff of Connecticut Landmarks’ Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden for a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence on Sunday, July 8, at noon, as we continue to celebrate July 4th! It is too rare that we hear this important document read out loud, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then under British rule, regarded themselves as a new, independent nation – the United States of America.

To give powerful voice to the Declaration of Independence, Suffield community members will share in the reading, coming together as a whole. Guests include: WNPR’s “Where We Live” host Lucy Nalpathanchil, Suffield First Selectman Melissa Mack, State Representative Tami Zawistowski, Director of Kent Memorial Library Jackie Hemond, Town Historian Lester Smith, members of the Suffield Rotary Club, and our young Colonial Campers.

The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden is located at 55 South Main Street in Suffield and is open for regular tours from May through October. For more information, visit, or call 860-668-0055.

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