PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILBenjamin Franklin (Chris Black) leads the Northampton Militia (Bachman Players) to a reading of the Declaration of Independence in a reenactment of historical events during the nation’s Revolutionary period at Catasauqua’s George Taylor House July 4. Before the reading, an urgent request from the Continental Congress was made to George Taylor for ammunition.
Cindi Surovi signs a loyalty oath like those required during the Revolutionary War. The card had to be carried at all times and allowed the bearer unimpeded passage to any of the 13 colonies.
Amy Lookenbill, right, of Hellertown, listens to Lehigh University professor Cameron Wesson describe the archaeological digs at potential outbuilding locations on the property, which began last week. Her sons, Henry, George and Peter, proposed using their fleet of Tonka trucks to help the cause. Her husband, George, and Cheryl Check get the gist of the program.
The Marine Corps Antebellum Band, under the direction of Kenneth Serfass, a Catasauqua native, play Colonial period music for the crowd.