You are cordially invited to join the National Park Service and Friends of Hopewell Furnace in commemorating the 245th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. This in person event will begin at 2pm on Sunday, July 4 from the porch of the Ironmaster’s House in the park and will include selected reading from the Declaration along with performances by Berks Opera Company Director and Producer Fancine Black, her granddaughter Isabella Stetka, and international playwright Christine Emmert.
The event is free and open to the public. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for comfort in enjoying the event. Ranger-led programs will also be offered throughout the day every hour from 10am – 4pm introducing the history and influence of the site.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site preserves and interprets an early American industrial landscape and community. Showcasing an iron making community and its surrounding countryside, Hopewell Furnace was active from 1771 to 1883. The park is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hopewell Furnace is located at 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520. Admission to the park is free. For more information, please call 610-582-8773 or visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/hofu