Juneteenth at Oakland Cemetery
PAST DATES AND TIMES
- Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Oakland Cemetery - 248 Oakland Ave SE
Originally celebrated in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, Juneteenth is a nationally-recognized commemorative day celebrating the abolishment of slavery in the Confederate south at the end of the Civil War.
Historic Oakland Foundation hosts a Juneteenth celebration at Oakland Cemetery on Saturday, June 17. Please join us at Oakland Cemetery’s Bell Tower for:
- Guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American grounds
- Adult tours at 9:15 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
- Children’s tour at 10:15
- Storytelling with LaDoris Bias-Davis
- 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Headstone cleaning workshop
- 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
- Cultural Scavenger Hunt for kids (updated for 2017)
- A self-guided, kid-friendly hunt available at any time during Juneteenth
- Burial records lookup
- Details on Historic Oakland Foundation’s African American grounds restoration project
- Discounts on select book titles in the Visitors Center & Museum Shop
- Discounts on Historic Oakland Foundation memberships
This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.