Community and faith groups across Morristown are pleased to announce the town’s 6th annual Juneteenth celebration. This year, the celebration has expanded into a town-wide event to commemorate its 175th Anniversary. Events will be held at Historic Speedwell, Morristown Green and Church of Redeemer.
Juneteenth, traditionally observed on June 19th, commemorates the emancipation of all enslaved African Americans at the end of the Civil War when President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became the law in all states.
Events at Historic Speedwell include a Civil War encampment, musket drills, a Civil War battle reenactment, exhibits, story time, and a quilting demonstration. Admission to Historic Speedwell is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children.
Morristown Green activities feature stories and songs of freedom, Frederick Douglass reenactor Fred Morsell, President and Mrs. Lincoln and Reverend Alexander Newton reenactors, Colored Troop interpreters, and Emancipation Day art activities. These events are free of charge.
Church of the Redeemer festivities includes music, family activities, food, and an outdoor movie. Admission is free.
Free parking and shuttles available. See website for specific schedules.