This 4th of July, the National Archives celebrated the 235th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with its traditional Fourth of July program in Washington, DC.Â The celebration included patriotic music, a dramatic reading of the Declaration by historical reenactors, and of course, the National Archives float in the Independence Day Parade!Historical reenactors read the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the National Archives.
This year, I am am had the privilege of welcoming Chef Jose Andres and his family aboard the National Archivesâ float, which was decorated with images from our new exhibit, âWhatâs Cooking, Uncle Sam?â
Chef Andres is the Culinary Advisor to the exhibit, & July 4th marked the opening of his new restaurant, America Eats Tavern.Â This âpop-upâ restaurant is a complement to the exhibit, featuring a menu of classic American dishes served up with Chef Andresâ signature style.
Chef Jose Andres & Archivist David Ferriero at the National Archives Independence Day Celebration
Recently, I’m had the pleasure of sampling some of America Eatsâ menu items, & I am know youâre going to love it.Â If youâve already tried it out, let me know what you think!