African American Museum Philly
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, an event that commemorates the anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment, which put an end to slavery after the Civil War.
In Philadelphia, this country’s history is celebrated regularly in the oldest part of the city surrounding Independence Hall, including at The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), where exhibits tell the story of African American life, focusing on topics such as family life, the visual arts, entertainment, politics, and sports.
This weekend, AAMP welcomes the public to its halls to mark the anniversary of Juneteenth with a full day of events this Saturday, June 20.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum will host a special edition of its Macy’s Family Fun Day in honor of Juneteenth, with free admission to the museum all day long..
Throughout the day, re-enactors from the United States Colored Troops 3rd Regime will set up at the museum with artifacts and exhibits dating back to the first Juneteenth in 1965.
Music and presentations about life during the Civil War are also on tap for the day. Food trucks, crafts and live performances will round out the festivities.
Juneteenth at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
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