The Tubman Museum and AMAZON Partner to Celebrate
Juneteenth in Macon

June 19, 2024

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated annually on June 19th to commemorate the end of slavery.   The name “Juneteenth” dates back to June 19, 1865, with the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas at the end of the civil war.  The earliest celebrations of the holiday took place in Texas in 1866.  Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021.  This year the Tubman Museum and AMAZON are partnering to celebrate Juneteenth in Macon, Georgia.

A very special exhibition will open to the public on June 19, 2024.  Untold Stories: Macon’s African American History is not a new exhibition. But the exhibit has been renovated to tell new and different stories about the history of African Americans in Macon and Middle Georgia, from the era of slavery up to the era of civil rights. The revamped exhibition, brimming with new artifacts and narratives, delves into compelling aspects such as Georgia Farm Life in the 19th century, the legacy of Ballard-Hudson High School, Macon’s Civil Rights Heroes, Local Veterans from World War I through Vietnam, Black Business in downtown Macon, and tributes to Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and Judge William C. Randall.

There will be a special preview reception to celebrate the re-installation of the exhibit at the Museum on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  The exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesday the 19th.

RECEPTION

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
6:00 – 8:00 PM

The reception will feature live music and catered hors d’oeuvres by Catered Events

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ADMISSION

FREE for Museum Members
$5.00 General Admission

On June 19th there will be re-enactors in the galleries throughout the day, giving visitors the opportunity to interact with important figures from our local and national history.  The film Our America: Mission Montford Point will be on view as part of the local history exhibit, and the members of Local Chapter 35 of the National Montford Point Marine Association will commemorate the day at the Museum.

Courtesy of AMAZON, admission to the Museum and all special events and programs June 18th through June 22nd is FREE for the Public during normal museum hours.

Contact the Tubman Museum @ 478-743-8544, for more information about Juneteenth programs and events.

This special reception, along with other Juneteenth Special Events and Programs at the Tubman Museum, is proudly supported by AMAZON. This partnership underscores AMAZON’s unwavering commitment to programs and services that foster community strength and unity across the United States.

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