Juneteenth Family Day

June 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Juneteenth Family Day

Join The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and the Wadsworth for Juneteenth Family Day. Gather with us outdoors for festivities including: live music from The Lost Tribe, crafting, African drumming with Alvin Carter, Jr., storytelling by Andre Keitt, Anne Cubberly’s famous giant puppets, and family-friendly tours at 12:15 & 1:30pm. In case of inclement weather, activities will take place inside the museum.

Juneteenth—the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States—is a recognition of June 19, 1865, when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas first learned of their freedom, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth Family Day is generously supported by Talcott Resolution and The Hartford. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide. This event is in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum and in partnership with the City of Hartford. We acknowledge the permission of the Trustees of the Ella Burr McManus Trust for the use of the Alfred E. Burr Memorial.