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.
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