NORTH AUGUSTA — The Colonial village that is the Living History Park came to life once again July 4 as costumed reenactors marked Independence Day.
North Augusta Mayor Briton Williams, in Colonial-era garb, read portions of the Declaration of Independence during the event which also included a costume contest and refreshments.
The buildings were open with reenactors showing what life was like during that time. A blacksmith demonstrated his skill, a member of the militia showed how his musket worked, and a woman spun thread.
At one point during the event the Union Jack flag was lowered and an American flag with 13 stars raised in its place.
The Living History Park, located at 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue, is the site of several events each year including Colonial Times: A Day to Remember in October and Under the Crown in April. Visit the website for more information.
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