Francis Land House To Celebrate Juneteenth

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

(VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — The Virginia Beach History Museums invite the public to join in a Juneteenth Celebration on the grounds of the Francis Land House on June 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a barbeque  dinner, traditional songs by the Tidewater Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, games and fellowship. This is all included in the $9 per person admission fee as well as a brief tour of the Francis Land House.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States as news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the last enslaved African Americans in Texas in 1865. Since 1866, Juneteenth celebrations have taken place across the country, and in 2007, Juneteenth became a state-recognized holiday in Virginia.

 

The Francis Land House is located at 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. For more information please call (757) 385-5100.

 

About the Virginia Beach History Museums:

The Virginia Beach History Museums include the Francis Land House, Adam Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. They are owned and operated by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums, which provides stewardship of the City’s historic resources and programs to educate the community about local history.

 

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