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Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Montpelier
June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Join us for Juneteenth 2018 at Montpelier as we honor our ancestors and celebrate African American history, food, music, faith, family, and freedom!
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the term “Juneteenth.” From its Galveston, Texas, origin in 1865, observance of Juneteenth as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States, and is an official holiday recognized in 45 States and the District of Columbia.