Celebrate Independence Day with free admission to the Morse Museum. View American art at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art for free from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 4.
The Morse displays special objects during its Independence Day celebration, a 1798 cream jug by American silversmith and patriot Paul Revere (1735–1818) and a baseball signed by Babe Ruth (1895–1948), Ty Cobb (1886–1961), and Lou Gehrig (1903–41), legends of America’s pastime.
A community tradition since 1995, the Morse Museum provides free admission to its galleries in conjunction with the City of Winter Park’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. The city event will be held Monday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Winter Park Events Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble will perform from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tiedtke Amphitheater at the Events Center (located at 1050 W. Morse Boulevard). Children’s activities, carnival games, as well as cookies, pie, and watermelon-flavored Kona Ice® will be at the Community Playground across the Unity Bridge in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (located at 255 S. Denning Drive). For any updates regarding City of Winter Park events, please visit its website at cityofwinterpark.org.
The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). These include the artist and designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and art and architectural objects from his Long Island country estate, Laurelton Hall. The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, graphics, and decorative art.