Tuesday, June 9, 2015

567. Juneteenth Celebration at the Eiteljorg June 20

Juneteenth 150th Anniversary Celebration
June 20, 2015   10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

                Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg Museum with music, performances, demonstrations, food and fun for the entire family. Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the state of Texas. Join the celebration and explore what freedom means to you and your family, chat with community partners, learn to trace your family history, help create a community mural and so much more.
                 In honor of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the celebration and museum admission will be free for all on June 20.

Performance Stage:
11 a.m. Welcome
11:10 a.m. Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation and General Orders by Kevin McKoy
11:30 a.m. Freetown Village Theatrical Performance
12 p.m. Charles A. Tindley Step Team Performance and Workshop
12:30 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Presentation by Danny Russel
1 p.m. Freetown Village Singers
2 p.m. Asante Children’s Theatre Folk Stories
2:30 p.m. Levi and  Catharine Coffin Presentation
3 p.m. Madam Walker Jazz Band
History Stage:
11:30 a.m. African Americans were Early Settlers in Indiana presented by Wilma L. Moore, Senior Archivist, African American History at the Indiana Historical Society and IAAGG member
1 p.m. Personal Stories from Galveston, Texas, the Place where Juneteenth Began, presented by Fay Williams. Introduction by Wilma L. Moore, Senior Archivist, African American History at the Indiana Historical Society
2:30 p.m. Multimedia Presentation by the African American History Museum
3:30 p.m. African American Civil War Heroes presentation by Andrew Bowman and Khabir Shareef
Ongoing throughout the day:
Hands-on activities presented by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Eiteljorg Museum
Pet a horse with Paul Ross and the Indianapolis Black Cowboys Association
Outdoor Gold Panning
Community Groups
Contribute your thoughts on “What Freedom Means to Me…” community wall in Eagle Commons
Food Vendors under the Sails including Chuck wagon cobbler
Noon – 3 p.m. Participate in a community art project with local artist, Hector del Campo
2 p.m. Curator tour in the Gold! Riches and Ruin Exhibit
2 p.m. Candle making demonstration with Freetown Village
2 & 4 p.m. Stories of the Old West with local actress and storyteller, Joanna Winston

 See more at: http://www.eiteljorg.org/explore/festivals-and-events/

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