Update - We received a bit more detail on the opening schedule, so we've added/changed the appropriate information.
Greetings. We wanted to share some last minute information about the Opening Program and Ceremony for the Coffeehouse.
Here's the schedule:
- Historic Trades will provide demonstrations from 2 to 4 p.m. in front of the Secretary's Office.
- Beginning at 3 p.m., we'll have a variety of entertainment throughout the area, including musicians, actors, and interpreters.
- There will be free samples of Charlton's Blend coffee, cider, and American Heritage Chocolate served between Shields and Palmer House.
- At 3:45 p.m., the Fife & Drums will play, to let the public know that the Opening Program is about to begin.
- At 4 p.m., we'll have a preview of the new Revolutionary City scene based on the Stamp Act Riot of 1765, when Chief Distributor of Stamps George Mercer was pulled from ane angry crowd by Lieutenant-Governor Francis Fauquier.
- After the end of the Stamp Act scene, there will be the Opening Cermony itself, including the welcome and remarks by Richard Tilghman, Jeanne Zeidler, Colin Campbell, and Forrest Mars.
- Later in the evening, we'll open up the Coffeehouse to public tours. The community open house will continue throughout Saturday and Sunday, featuring free tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be no Revolutionary City programming this Friday, and access to the area will be open to everyone with or without a ticket.