Hosanna School Museum will hold its third annual Juneteenth celebration festival on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 6 p.m. at the museum, 2424 Castleton Road in Darlington. The festival is open to the public, free of charge, and takes place rain or shine (protected under tents).
Juneteenth is a nationally recognized day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States and celebrates African American history, culture and achievement.
This year’s celebration will feature Buffalo Soldiers in addition to living history presentations with re-enactors portraying Harriet Tubman and Edmonia Highgate, the first teacher at Hosanna School. Also taking place will be lectures and book signings; African dancers and drummers with audience participation; liturgical dancers; a variety of musical performances; craft vendors; displays from community organizations and more.
Special activities for children will include griots (storytellers), horse rides and photos with Buffalo Soldiers, and crafts and games.
The day will also feature a variety of food trucks. Hosanna AME Church's famous fish dinners will also be available.
Hosanna School Museum is partnering on the celebration with the Harford County Alumni Council, Hosanna AME Church and Havre de Grace Rotary. Sponsors of Juneteenth include Harford County Government and the Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development.
For more information, visit hosannaschoolmuseum.org.
Saturday, June 22 at 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Hosanna School Museum 2424 Castleton Road, Darlington, MD 21034