The Ohio Historical Society presents "The Glorious Fourth: Independence Day Celebration" from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 4, at the Ohio Village.

The Ohio Historical Society presents "The Glorious Fourth: Independence Day Celebration" from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 4, at the Ohio Village.

The family event includes a grand procession, patriotic speeches, a greased pole contest, a concert by the Ohio Village Singers featuring patriotic and old summertime musical favorites and a community dance.

The day will include sampling unique ice cream flavors from local vendors, including Jeni's Ice Cream, Youngs Dairy and Weldon's Ice Cream, and a pie-eating contest.

Other highlights include the "Miracle Medicine Show" at 1 p.m. with Dr. Balthasar, who will describe how his elixir will cure consumption, grow hair, improve eyesight and much more, and a vintage baseball game at 2 p.m. featuring the Ohio Village Muffins.

Visitors also can play period games, including rolling hoops, stilts, graces and croquet.

Admission for the event is $12 for adults; $9 for children 6-12; $10 for adult members of the Ohio Historical Society and $7 for child members. Visitors also will be able to gain admission to the Ohio Historical Center at no additional cost. Parking is $4 and free for members.

Ohio Village is a recreated town of the 19th century and one of 59 sites administered by the Ohio Historical Society, a nonprofit organization that serves as the state's partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio's history, archaeology and natural history. It is located next to the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus at I-71 and 17th Avenue.

For more information, visit www.ohiohistory.org or call 1-800-686-6124.