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                                                      MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUNETEENTH 2024 EVENT GUIDE

Juneteenth Brief History:

 

On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s historic Emancipation Proclamation, U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free. Granger commanded the Headquarters District of Texas, and his troops had arrived in Galveston the previous day.

 

General Order No. 3 states: 

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”

 

While the order was critical to expanding freedom to enslaved people, the racist language used in the last sentences foreshadowed that the fight for equal rights would continue.

 

Juneteenth has been formally celebrated primarily by people in African American communities in Texas since 1866 and later celebrated in other states. Nearly all U.S. states and the District of Columbia currently recognize Juneteenth as an official state holiday or observance. It is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

 

On June 16, 2020, Montgomery County announced its adoption of Juneteenth as a County holiday. 

On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed legislation that made Juneteenth a federal holiday. 

 

Source: Acrhives.gov

Please contact the hosting organization directly with any questions.

To have an event listed, send details via e-mail to: pamccdbc@gmail.com

EVENTS

Saturday, June 8th - 11am 12-4pm

 

East Norriton

 

East Norriton ACME (610) 313-5500

 

25 E Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA, United States, Pennsylvania

 

Celebrate freedom, food and fellowship with ACME at our Juneteenth event!  Join us on Saturday, 6/8 from 12-4pm at the East Norriton, PA store for:

Festive, fresh and free samples from brands like Michele’s Syrup, Slap Ya Mama, Glory Foods, Nance’s Mustard, Splash Refresher, plus more 

Live music from Tim on Bass Quartet

A guest appearance from Patty Jackson of WDAS (appearing 2-4pm)

Face painting and balloon art for the kids 

Raffles, giveaways, special savings and of course more!

Friday, June 14th - 11am

 

 

Pottstown

 

Pottsgrove Manor

100 W. King St. Pottstown, PA 19464 (610) 326-4014

 

Juneteenth Celebration: Kids Story-time 

 

It is a very special story-time at Pottsgrove Manor to celebrate Juneteenth! Join the museum for a story focused on Black history in America and the incredible stories and people who made that history happen. 

Saturday, June 15th - 11am - 6pm - 9:45am

 

Valley Forge

 

Valley Forge National Historic Park

2000 Valley Forge Park Rd. King of Prussia, P 19406

 

Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony - Patriots Of African Descent Monument

Saturday, June 15th - 11am - 6pm

 

Pottstown

 

Pottstown Juneteenth Community Celebration

 

York to Charlotte Streets (Zip Code - 19464)

 

Saturday, June 15th - 11am - 5pm

 

Lansdale

 

Juneteenth Cometh

 

Meet Author -Cynthia Culbreath, Author of; 

The Olympian Leap, The Life And Legacy of Josh Culbreath

 

Plains Park 50 W Orvilla Road

Hatfield, PA 19446

Saturday, June 15th - 12pm - 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

Abington

 

Juneteenth Old School Block Party 

2741 Woodland Rd. Abington, PA 19001

Saturday, June 16th - 2pm - 6pm

Phoenixville

 

Juneteenth Celebration

 

200 Bridge Street Phoenixville, PA 19460

 

This year on Sunday, June 16, between 2 and 6 pm, the Phoenixville Juneteenth Committee (Diversity In Action, Black Light Projects, Orion Communities, The Colonial Theatre, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, and Trellis for Tomorrow) has organized a special collection of activities to engage the community and shed light on the importance of African American history in the United States and our community. We will commemorate this important date with historical re-enactors, music, art, dance, drummers, street theater, magic, Soul food, and storytelling. The events will take place on the 200 block of Bridge Street in Phoenixville.

We hope you will join us on June 16th as we continue to celebrate Juneteenth National Freedom Day with excitement and great joy. Please also consider donating as we bring this celebration to downtown Phoenixville to raise awareness, educate our community, and honor local and national African American citizens.

Also, click on this link if you are interested in being a vendor, have an information table or simply want to donate. VENDOR APPLICATION

 

Tuesday, June 18th 10am – 11am

 

 

Norristown

 

Juneteenth Flag Raising

 

Montgomery County Courthouse

2 E. Airy St. Norristown, PA 19401

Wednesday, June 19th  11pm – 5pm

 

Cheltenham

Juneteenth Celebration Of Freedom

 

Cheltenham High School

500 Rices Mill Rd, Wyncote, PA 19095

Wednesday, June 19th  12pm – 6pm

 

Norristown

 

Juneteenth Jubilee Street Festival

 

Dekalb & Main Streets (19401)

Saturday, June 19th, 12pm - 4pm

 

Saturday June, 22nd 12pm - 4pm

 

Ardmore (Main Line)

 

Freedom On The Main Line

 

Vendors should contact 610-642-8966 - bethelardmore@verizon.net

Green Lane

 

Isaac Smith Park

300 Walnut Street Green Lane, PA 18054



Unity Day

Come join Parents for Inclusion for a day of fun and togetherness at Issac Smith Park. This event is all about celebrating unity in our community. There will be games, food, a live dj, moonbounce, doggy drag show, vendor tables, resource tables , and more. Let's come together to connect and celebrate what makes us unique while also embracing what brings us together. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unite with your neighbors and friends. See you there!

 

We are looking for Vendors, Resource tables and Volunteers! Please email us at parentsforinclusionup@gmail.com or register below.

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ALL EVENTS ARE FREE 
 

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