The Friends of the Maclay Home will hold their 37th annual ice cream social July 4 on the home's lawn in Tipton.
The home is located on the corner of Howard and Route B, six blocks north of the Highway 5 & U.S. 50 intersection.
Ice cream, homemade cakes, hamburgers and hot dogs will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. from the Carriage House kitchen. A country store with baked goods and fresh produce will be on the grounds. Attractions on the grounds will include Civil War re-enactors, craft demonstrations, games for children and live musical entertainment provided by The Melody Makers.
Tours of the historic Maclay Home will be conducted from noon-2 p.m. To honor those who have served our country, veterans may tour the home free on July 4.
Built as Rose Hill girls' seminary in 1858, the Maclay Home served as Union headquarters throughout the Civil War and is said to have hosted Gen. John Fremont during his time in the area. All 17 rooms contain their original furnishings from the Gleim and Maclay families. New items on display this year will be original paintings by Dorothy Maclay Swarner, youngest daughter of Cyrus and Laura Maclay.
For more information, call 660-433-2068.