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Date(s) - 06/16/2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Arlington Historical Museum


AHS is proud to host a Juneteenth celebration with the Arlington Branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington (BHMA). This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. (1805 South Arlington Ridge Road)

We have an exciting program with speakers sharing history and artifacts that tell the rich history of Arlington’s Black community builders.

— Words of Welcome

  • David Pearson, President, AHS
  • Scott Taylor, President, BHMA
  • NAACP Arlington Branch

— Nekisha Durrett, artist of Queen City commemorative public art in Arlington’s Metropolitan Park

— Steve Hammond, Syphax descendant, historian, and genealogist behind the 2023 Arlington House Family Reunion

Juneteenth is a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Deriving its name from combining “June” and “nineteenth,” it is celebrated on the anniversary of the order issued by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas, historically recorded as the last Confederate holdout.