4th of July In January

Two years ago, photographer Linda Webster from Racine, WI visited Mineral Point on the 4th of July.  She was so impressed with the city’s celebration that she vowed to return in order to photograph all the day’s events from the early morning walk/run to the evening’s band concert and fireworks.

On July 4, 2014, Webster and her companion Will Archer snapped 10,000 shots of Mineral Point in all its 4th of July glory.  Here’s just one example:

July 4 image 1

They are coming to Mineral Point this Saturday, January 24, 2015 to exhibit their framed work in the Walker House Gallery and their electronic work in a continuously running CD that includes hundreds of photos. The exhibit is scheduled to be up until June.

To bring even more of July 4th into January, the Walker House is hosting an old fashioned picnic with grilled brats, hot dogs, and burgers served with cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, and root beer floats—all in mini form. The mini food is contrasted with some big entertainment as Mike Mitchell will lead a sing-a-long of patriotic songs.

Adding to the fun, the Walker House will award a Walker Buck ($) to each guest who identifies himself/herself in one of the hundreds of 4th of July photographs.

July 4 image 2Here’s the full line-up for the Walker House’s 4th of July in January celebration this Saturday:

5:00 pm Picnic Begins and Continues After the Concert – $10 (Veterans Free)

6:30 pm Mike Mitchell in Concert and Sing-A-Long – Free

7:30 pm Photo Exhibit Throughout Evening – Free

What a fun way to spend a winter’s night!

And for pre-4th of July Fun, head to the Walker House on Friday night (January 23rd) for another Family Pizza-Pasty-Pasta Night from 5-8pm.

– Contributed by the Hays

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