Celebrate freedom and reflect on the past at this free Juneteenth celebration featuring live music from Souled Out (2:30–5:30 p.m.), children’s activities, food trucks, and free admission to the MSV galleries—including the exhibition Contributions: African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley. Event schedule:
- Noon–5 p.m. Enjoy free MSV gallery admission (fee applies to visit the house, gardens, and outdoor garden exhibition Nature Connects),
- Noon–6 p.m. Talk with regional Buffalo Soldiers, engage with vendors & exhibitors, enjoy music by Michael “DJMixx” Page, dine at food trucks (Franklin’s Smokin’ Barnyard, Island Delights, Kona Ice, Red Fox Creamery, Roaming Bistro, Skrimp Shack, T-Bone’s), meet award-winning illustrator of “Choosing Brave” Janelle Washington, and stop by hands-on activities for kids in the Kidz Zone.
- 1:15 p.m. African drumming and marimba presentation by Jona Masiya
- 1:45 p.m. Welcome, prayer by Rev. Kevin Wilson, greetings from Mayor John David Smith, introduction of guest speaker B.K. Fulton.
- 2:30–5:30 p.m. Souled Out Band
Gallery admission is free to all; fee applies to visit the house, gardens, and outdoor garden exhibition “Nature Connects”. Presented in collaboration with the Winchester Area NAACP with the support of sponsors American Woodmark, First Bank, Laurel Ridge Community College, Shenandoah University, Teri and Mark Merrill, John Copenhaver and Marsha Childs, Valley Health, Navy Federal Credit Union, and The Adams Company. Get discount tickets to see “Nature Connects.“