UPCOMING PARK EVENTS

2015 Calendar of Events

 
2015 Calendar of Events

2015 Calendar of Events

Betsy Haynes

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2015 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION!

Booker T. Washington National Monument Juneteenth 2015 Celebration of Freedom – Civil War 150th Signature Event

During the weekend of June 20, 2015, Booker T. Washington National Monument will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1865 emancipation of Booker T. Washington and the nearly four million people released from the bondage of slavery at the end of the Civil War. The two-day, community event will involve living history portrayals of local events that occurred in the Hales Ford, Virginia area just prior to Washington taking his first breath of freedom in the summer of 1865 when a Union officer read the Emancipation Proclamation on the front veranda of the ‘Big House’. The special event will culminate on the second day with a free gospel concert by nationally-known and local artists, a children’s activity village, and an experiential reenactment of the moment of emancipation as Booker T. Washington remembered it in his autobiography, Up From Slavery. Juneteenth, the celebration of emancipation, has been conducted as a special event at Booker T. Washington National Monument for the past fourteen years. The park is looking forward to providing a meaningful contribution to the National Park Service’s A Call to Action by hosting this signature event during the Civil War 150th anniversary and continuing to connect people with parks.

 
Juneteenth 2011 by Cameron Sumpter

Living History Guild Volunteers at the 2011 Juneteenth Event

Cameron Sumpter

 
Juneteenth 2014-LHG performance

Living History Guild performance for Juneteenth 2014

NPS

 
LHG performance for Juneteenth 2014

Living History Guild Juneteenth 2014

NPS

 
LHG Juneteenth 2014

Living History Guild next to the Kichen Cabin Juneteenth 2014

NPS

 
Butterflies June 2014 by NPS

Butterflies in the Park June 2014

NPS

 
Fawn June 2014

Fawn in the park June 2014

NPS

 
Spring 2013- white tail fawns laying down & standing

Newborn White Tail Fawns-March 19, 2013

Melissa Johnson

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