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Juneteenth: Celebration of Freedom

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Juneteenth – short for June nineteenth – marks the anniversary of Union troops marching into Galveston, Texas in 1865 to announce the end of the Civil War and the freedom of all enslaved people. Though more than two years had passed since the Emancipation Proclamation, slaveholders in the farthest reaches of the South continued the practice of slavery throughout the War. Juneteenth became a federally recognized holiday in 2021, and today it serves as an opportunity to reflect on our nation’s history, commemorate emancipation and celebrate as a community.

This year’s Juneteenth Celebration at Greenwich Historical Society will offer fun and learning for the whole family. Browse the curated market in the Tavern Garden, highlighting local businesses. Relax on the great lawn with lawn games and jazz music from the Demolition Brass Band. Enjoy a plate of delicious food from a local restaurant. Kids of all ages will enjoy educational crafts, a garden scavenger hunt and games. Adults and kids alike are invited to join in the community mural coloring spotlighting Black history in Greenwich, organized in partnership with PARJE.

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Website:
https://greenwichhistory.org/event/juneteenth-celebration/