Nevada State Museum in Carson City to celebrate Juneteenth this Sunday | Carson City Nevada News

CARSON CITY, Nevada – In celebration of Juneteenth, the oldest known tradition celebrating the end of slavery in the United States, the Nevada State Museum will offer free admission from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2022. In addition to the free admission, we will also have an art exhibit, educational exhibits, and light refreshments from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 16 marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas and informed the slaves that the Civil War was over and they were freed. The news reached enslaved African Americans 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

“This is a great holiday to celebrate at the museum as we strive to understand and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of Nevada and America,” said Myron Freedman, administrator of the museums and history division. of Nevada.

Educational exhibits will be presented by the museum and Our History Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to research, collect, preserve, and exhibit the contributions, heritage, and culture of people whose experiences are not well represented in the world. Northern Nevada history. The art exhibition is part of the Nevada Arts Council Creative Aging program, “How did you get here.” The artistic program was inspired by the works of Jacob Lawrence. Come discover the history of Juneteenth and African Americans in Nevada.

The Nevada State Museum is located at 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. Regular admission to the museum is $10 for adults and free for members and children 17 and under.

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