Celebrate Juneteenth At Slave Haven Unground Railroad Museum

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum is celebrating Juneteenth along with its 160th Anniversary.  Juneteenth is a celebration recognizing the date of June 19, 1865 when enslaved Africans were finally emancipated in Texas.  Slave Haven Museum, located at 826 No. Second Street will host a series of events each Saturday throughout the month of June celebrating African American culture.
The events for the month will kick-off this Saturday, June 4 with a Farmer’s Market with local farmers selling their homegrown produce and continuing each Saturday.  The Farmer’s Market will remain a special feature of the June schedule.
June 11
“Talent Contest”
There will be singing, acting, poetry, and spoken word talent contests.  Local talent is invited to participate.
June 18
“Soul Food
Cooking Contest”
There will be a soul food cooking contest that will seek out the best of the best of soul food dishes:  Sweet Potato Pie, Bread Pudding, Hot Water Cornbread, Potato Salad, and Tea Cakes.  Entries are open to the public.
June 25
“Black Arts Festival
at Slave Haven”
The Juneteenth Celebration will culminate on Saturday, June 25 with a Black Arts Festival at Slave Haven Museum.  This event will feature a Black Book Fair, Visual Arts and Artisans, Vendors, Singers, Fashions, Dancers, Music, and more.
The hours for the Saturday events are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Museum tours are also available.  To inquire about the Juneteenth events or to enter in any of the contests, contact: (901) 527-3427 or email heritagetours@bellsouth.net.

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