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Visitors to downtown Easton last weekend most likely felt as if they had been transported back to the Revolutionary War during the city’s 37th annual Heritage Day. Begun in 1976 as part of the nation’s Bicentennial Celebration, the day commemorates one of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, which took place July 8, 1776, in what is now Centre Square.

The day was full of living history including town criers, the reenactment of the reading, the Treaty of Easton Pageant, encampments representing the Revolutionary War, French & Indian War, Civil War, and World War II, and period glassblowers, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, and toymakers making and selling their wares.

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