Come Learn About and Celebrate Juneteenth at This Historic Museum in Bucks County

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The celebration was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021.

A popular museum in Bucks County will be celebrating the country’s most recent federal holiday through history and education.

The Mercer Museum, located at 84 South Pine Street in Doylestown, will be celebrating Juneteenth on June 18 from 10:30 AM – 4 PM. Along with the museum and Fonthill Castle, it is also being organized by the Bucks County Anti-Racism Coalition, the PairUP Society, and the NAACP of Bucks County.

Juneteenth was officially recognized as a federal holiday on June 19, 2021. It had been celebrated in small areas of the country since 1866, originating in the area of Galveston, Texas.

“This event commemorates the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when the last enslaved people in the United States learned that they had been freed,” event organizers said online.

“We will celebrate this occasion on the green of the Mercer Museum with live performances, food trucks, vendors artisans, and family-friendly educational activities. This event is free to the public and all are welcome to join!”

Admission to the event is free.

Learn more about the Juneteenth celebrations at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle.


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