Celebrate freedom and reflect on the past at this free Juneteenth celebration featuring live music from Souled Out (2–5 p.m.), children’s activities, food trucks, and free admission to the MSV galleries—including the exhibitions Contributions: African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley and Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.

Event schedule:

  • Noon–5 p.m. Enjoy free MSV gallery admission (fee applies to see ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN), talk with regional Buffalo Soldiers, engage with vendors & exhibitors, dine at food trucks (Roaming Bistro, Island Delights. Franklin’s Smokin Boneyard & Red Fox Creamery), and stop by hands-on activities for kids
  • Noon–1 p.m. Welcome, prayer by Rev. Alvin Walker, singing of Black National Anthem by Steve Jennings, history of Juneteenth from Joyce Morrison, Juneteenth Proclamation reading by Winchester Mayor David Smith, Handley Black Student Union presentation, remarks by Dr. Miles Davis, Shenandoah University.
  • 1 p.m. Lest We Forget Slavery Museum presentation (MSV Reception Hall)
  • 2–5 p.m. Souled Out Band

Gallery admission is free to all; fee applies to visit the house, gardens, and outdoor garden exhibition ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN. 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, Valley Health, and Sugarplum Tent Company. Get discount tickets to see ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN.


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