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Juneteenth Free Admission Day

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join us on Wednesday, June 19, to enjoy free admission in honor of Juneteenth. Proclaimed a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas and informed residents of the end of the Civil War and the abolishment of slavery. The Museum is also offering:

– A special presentation: Civil Rights and the Craft Kids: A Conversation with Patricia Perez at 2 p.m.
– Gallery talks that will discuss the civil rights movement in English at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., and in Spanish at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
– Complimentary screenings in our Cinemark Theater:
– The Museum’s Funk Family Upstander Speaker Series featuring Opal Lee, the Grandmother of Juneteenth, at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.
– Documentary film Rising: The Hall of Negro Life at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
– Kid-friendly “Inspiration: An Upstander Puppet Shadow Theater” featuring African American Upstanders at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m.
– Arts and crafts activities will be available throughout the day.
– And more!


June 19
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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