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Jun 19
Saturday 10 am-3 pm

Juneteenth

Date: June 19
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

June 19th is a national day of commemoration in the United States, Emancipation Day or “Juneteenth.”  It was on this date in 1865 that the Union Army officially occupied the state of Texas ending one of the last bastions of slavery in the United States.

In addition to regular educational programming, screenings of the award-winning documentary Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place and special first-person presentations will be offered to the visiting public. Learn more about Juneteenth and emancipation in the Low Country.

In recognition of this important moment in our nation’s history, Middleton Place will offer half-price general admission to all residents of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Visitors Center with ID.

Program Schedule

10AM 11AM,12PM, 1PM 2PM & 3PM           Beyond the Fields Documentary Film Screening

10:30AM, 12:30PM & 2:30PM                     “Lest We Forget. A Story of the African American Experience”  A First Person    Presentation

11:30AM, 1:30PM & 3:30PM                        “Stephen’s Choice. Emancipation at Middleton Place.”  A First Person Presentation

3:00PM                                                          Epps Family Bench Dedication

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

10AM – 3PM  African American Heritage Seed Project Presentation and Display

10AM – 3PM Hands-On-Crafts (Indigo Dyeing and Pottery Making)

11AM, 12PM, 2PM & 3PM  Beyond the Fields Program

11AM – 3PM Picnic on the Greensward / Smoker Trailer

           

Purchase tickets here


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