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Honoring Juneteenth

  • Presented By: Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • Dates: June 18, 2022
  • Location: Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • Address: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY 14511-0310
  • Phone: (585) 538-6822
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Adults: $18, Seniors (62+) $15, Students (Ages 13 - 18) $15, Youth (Ages 3 - 12) $12, Children (Ages 2 & Under Free
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Join us as we Honor Juneteenth, considered the oldest celebration of the end of enslavement in the United States – and an official state holiday here in New York! We will spotlight the events, experiences, and people fundamental to our collective understanding and appreciation of freedom. The holiday is inspired by events that occurred on June 19, 1865, when Union troops brought the message of emancipation and the end of the Civil War to over 250,000 enslaved persons in Texas – more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. These messengers of freedom were met with shock and jubilation. Genesee Country Village & museum welcomes this opportunity to interpret the community and lives of Black Americans living in Western New York at the time of emancipation. The event will focus on the everyday lives of these Americans – seeking to reunite with family members scattered across the country, establishing businesses, and building relationships. Learn more: https://www.gcv.org/events/honoring-juneteenth/