Festivals and Events

Juneteenth Community Celebration

  • Date(s):  June 16, 2018
  • Time:  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Celebrate Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg with music, performances, demonstrations, food and fun for the entire family. Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865. In honor of Juneteenth, the celebration and museum admission will be free for all.

Cost: FREE admission

Performance Stage

11 a.m.                               Welcome

11:10 a.m.

 Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation and General Orders
 Danny Russel

11:30 a.m.

 What is Juneteenth?
 Fay H. Williams, Esq.

12 p.m.
 Freetown Village Singers

1 p.m. 

 Griot Drum Ensemble

2:15 p.m.

 Premium Blend

3 p.m.

 Closing Remarks

10:20 a.m.                 

10:30 a.m.
 The Bronze Buckaroo (1939, NR, 56 min.)

11:45 a.m.

 Sergeant Rutledge (1960, NR, 111 min.)

2 p.m. 

 Buck and the Preacher (1972, PG, 102 min.)

Additional Activities:

11 - 11:30 a.m.                
 See The Reel West with curator Johanna Blume

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
 Community Booth Fair

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

 Family Activities

 2:45 & 3:45 p.m.
 Stories of the Old West with actress and storyteller, Joanna Bennett

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