The Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire’s Carson Park will be holding a Virtual Fourth of July Celebration this year rather than its traditional Fun Fair. The Chippewa Valley Museum and next door Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum will be closed on the 4th of July.
The Chippewa Valley Museum will use Zoom Meeting, Facebook Live, and YouTube for its first Virtual Fourth of July. Plans also include sending video out during the day through Facebook and Instagram.
Schedule of activities:
12:00 Mayor Barron’s 4th of July proclamation, 1918, read by Eau Claire City Council President Terry Weld ,with remarks to follow
12:30 1875 4th of July speech, performed by Richard Kraemer
1:00 DIY 4 th of July Face painting demo by Lily Schwartz of Lily’s Craft Corner
2:00 Fourth of Julys Past slideshow, with music from the 1976 Memorial High School music department
3:00 Cakewalk – live drawing. Winners receive gift cards to local bakeries. Museum members automatically entered into cakewalk. Nonmembers can enter with a donation or by purchasing a membership
4:00 Lumberjack Music, performed by Scott Dyar, sponsored by Wisconsin Logging Museum and recorded in the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp bunkhouse