Independence Day Celebrated at Old Fort Western 

American history came to life at Old Fort Western on Saturday, during the “Fourth at the Fort” celebration.The folks at the National Historic Landmark invited the public to enjoy an old-time Independence Day celebration.The festivities began with a reading of a copy of the actual Declaration of Independence that was sent to the Fort in 1776, shortly after Congress decreed that the new states states were free.The reading was followed by patriotic speeches, toasts and songs.Organizers then gave participants a fun lesson in the origins of the Independence Day holiday, and how it’s been celebrated through the years.Fort Director Jay Adams says being in such a historic place on the fourth helps Mainers appreciate the contributions of our forefathers.