mcha allen houseSHREWSBURY, NJ – Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Join Monmouth County Historical Association for a historic celebration in honor of Independence Day with a public reading of the Declaration of Independence on Saturday, July 4, at Allen House, 400 Shrewsbury Avenue, starting at 10 a.m.

Association President Linda Bricker will act as master of ceremonies. Mayor Donald W. Burden of Shrewsbury, Reverend Lisa Mitchell from Christ Church along with Church Historian Bob Kelly will also join in the festivities.  The bells at Christ Church will ring in honor of the signing. Rumson resident Owen Dougherty will lead the guests in a patriotic singalong. Dougherty, who is 16, has sung the national anthem at five U.S. Opens. Shrewsbury Boy Scouts, along with their Troop Leader Hagen Hottmann, will serve as color guard during the Pledge of Allegiance.   

Members of the public are invited to participate in reading parts of the Declaration.

Costumed interpreters will welcome guests and the Allen House will remain open for tours and visitors until noon. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.