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Galveston Historical Foundation

Juneteenth 2024

Join Galveston Historical Foundation for Juneteenth 2024 and our series of lectures, events, livestreams, and more the entire month of June! These events, presented by GHF’s African American Heritage Committee, highlight the stories, people, and places of Galveston’s Juneteenth story.

General Orders, No. 3, was issued on June 19, 1865. The orders, among others read by General Gordon Granger at sites throughout the city, announced to the people of Texas that all enslaved people were free. This day, now known as Juneteenth, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, is one of Galveston Island’s most important historical moments and has been marked by remembrance and celebrations almost every year since. Visit www.galvestonhistory.org/juneteenth for photos, history, and more.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

GALVESTON’S JUNETEENTH EXHIBIT – AND STILL WE RISE…
Open Tue-Sun All June
Adult – $10
Youth (6-18) – $5
Children (5 & Under) – Free

The exhibit draws from over 16 interviews and numerous historical documents and histories. In addition to the contemporary histories recorded, the site features numerous digital touchpoints that interact with the collected photos, stories, and research while connecting to other island Juneteenth resources.

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THE PATH TO JAZZ WITH DANDY WELLINGTON
Sun., June 9
10 a.m.
In-Person or Online – $10
GHF Member – $0

Join bandleader Dandy Wellington for a discussion on slavery’s impact on spiritual music, how many of those songs found their way into the jazz canon, and the origins of spiritual music in a secular setting.

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THE GREEN BOOK – MOVIE NIGHT AT HENDLEY GREEN
Sat., June 15
Movie Starts at Dusk
FREE ADMISSION!

Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

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DID YOU KNOW? 
Tue., June 18
11:30 a.m.
In-Person or Online – $10
GHF Member – $0

Join GHF’s African Amerian Heritage Committee to look at some of the undertold stories of the people and places of Galveston’s Juneteenth history.

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ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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