Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Juneteenth
Sunday, June 18th, 2017 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for All Ages

Join us on Sunday for a close look at 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 how this new emancipation day was celebrated by meeting living historians who bring the mid-19th century to life with historical clothing, activities, and stories!

Image: “Emancipation Day, South Carolina”, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, January 24, 1863, New-York Historical Society Library E171.L63.

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

 

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