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Music to Celebrate the Second of July

  • The Anderson House (map)

Celebrate the Second of July, the day the Continental Congress voted for American independence, with music the founding fathers knew well at the Anderson House, the winter home of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat, and his wife, Isabel, an author and benefactress. Completed in 1905 in Washington’s most fashionable neighborhood, Anderson House provided the couple a prominent place to entertain and display their collection of fine and decorative arts, as well as evidence of their family, and patriotic service. Tour the house while listening to David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute perform 18th-century songs—including ballads, marches, dance tunes and theater songs—in costume with period instruments. 

Earlier Event: July 1
The Sound of Music
Later Event: July 3
Frederick Douglas House Tour