LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) will host its Independence Day celebration, Frontier Fourth of July, on Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., on its historic grounds at 200 E. Third St., Little Rock. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be a variety of family-friendly activities including living history performances and demonstrations, live music, hands-on crafting and territorial games. Other activities will include a Revolutionary War Battle reenactment between British redcoats and Colonial militiamen, the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner” and a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Rep. French Hill.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided, including watermelon, lemonade and Loblolly Creamery ice cream.

Historic Arkansas Museum is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the galleries and parking are free; tours of historic grounds are $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, $1.50 for senior citizens. The Historic Arkansas Museum Store is open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Other divisions of the Department of Arkansas Heritage include Arkansas State Archives, Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Old State House Museum.