Newburyport Bank sponsors Museum's Family Camp Out

American Independence Museum Executive Director Emma Stratton (left) with Mercedes Monaco (right) from Newburyport Bank. 

EXETER —Newburyport Bank will sponsor the final event of the 2021 American Independence Festival, the Family Camp Out.

The Family Camp Out will begin on Sat., July 24 at 7:00 p.m. and extend overnight until 9:00 a.m. on Sun., July 25. The Acton Minutemen, a patriot reenactment group, will accompany families overnight and lead various family friendly activities.

Event highlights will include a lantern tour of the Folsom Tavern, 18th century campfire cooking demonstrations, a morning muster with the Acton Minutemen, and camping out under the stars. This popular event has already sold out.

“We’re so extremely proud to support the American Independence Museum’s Family Camp Out,” noted Newburyport Bank President & CEO Lloyd L. Hamm. "It’s quintessential Americana with families getting together under the stars to play games, sing songs, make crafts, and so much more to celebrate our proud history. It’s one of those memories that lasts a lifetime, and we're so happy to play a small part in making it happen.”

Celebrating the arrival of the Declaration of Independence in Exeter on July 16, 1776, the American Independence Festival features a variety of entertainment, including music, military demonstrations, traditional artisan working village, and more. Sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, this year’s festival includes in-person events spanning the month of July.

To learn more, visit independencemuseum.org.

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum is currently developing a variety of public and education programs in digital formats to encourage digital inclusion for all ages.

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