The Norwalk Historical Society will be taking another trip down memory lane on Independence Day.
The Society will host its annual celebration on Thursday, this time with a Revolutionary War walking tour of the historic Norwalk green and its surrounding neighborhood.
Locations include Revolutionary War sites at Norwalk's Congregational Church, Grumman Hill, the green, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Betts Tavern, Town House Hill and properties belonging to a "number of notable local citizens of the era," according to a press release.
The festivities begin at noon, with an open house at Mill Hill Historic Park, located at 2 East Wall Street, and the three historical buildings on-site: the Little Red School House, Gov. Fitch Law Office and the Town House.
At 1:30 p.m., a "Let Freedom Ring" bell-ringing ceremony will feature Town Clerk Rick McQuaid -- in full Revolutionary era costume -- reading the Declaration of Independence.
"It's going to be a lot of fun," McQuaid said. "[The historical society] always does a great job with Independence Day, and there's always something to learn."
A program with guest speakers and a musical performance from Crystal Theater singers caps off the day, along with cookies made using Revolutionary War era recipes.
Historical Society board members Madeleine and Ed Eckert -- also dressed in era-appropriate garb -- will lead the tours. Ed is a past president of the Roger Sherman #5 branch of the CT Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Madeleine is a member of the Norwalk Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Admission is free. Making a reservation is suggested. Reservations can be made by calling (203) 846-0525 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m.