Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Juneteenth
Sunday, June 17th, 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Celebrate the origins of the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery. On June 19, 1865, military orders to free enslaved people were finally, officially enforced in Texas—two months after the end of the American Civil War and two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Discover this new emancipation day by meeting Living Historians from the 6th United States Colored Troops, a Civil War reenacting troop. Check out their 19th-century uniforms, investigate a soldier’s tools and equipment, and learn a military drill!

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.

 

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MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

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