Juneteeth Celebration Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park
Name: Juneteeth Celebration Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park
Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
153 years ago, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and made a declaration of freedom ending the bondage of approximately 250,000 enslaved men, women and children in Texas. Since that time “Juneteenth” has been celebrated and remembered by picnics, parades, family reunions, pageants, barbecues and games. Come to Washington on the Brazos to observe this important occasion by celebrating the rich African American heritage and culture of the Brazos Valley, past and present. This program at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park will include artifact exhibits, art displays, prominent guest speakers such as historians and genealogists, living history buffalo soldiers and cowboys, church choir performances, food and more!