Juneteenth

Juneteenth is THIS SATURDAY and open to ALL!
We hope to see you anytime between 12pm and 3pm!
We will have many cultural activities for youth and adults: painting, jewelry making, dancing, poetry composition, and more! You can grab lunch with folks from Eden's Ministry and Cassies Soul Sistas Catering.  Make sure you walk around to our vendors and show them some  love. DHEC and Rural Health Services will also be here providing COVID-19 vaccines (Johnson & Johnson and Moderna) and health screenings. And of course, the building will be open for tours and you'll have a chance to purchase items from our gift shop!
Members of the dynamic Aiken NAACP Youth Council will start us off at 12:00pm with the history and importance of Juneteenth.
Members of UofSC Aiken's Theater team will recite original poetry.
We will be serenaded by Thelma Robinson beginning at 12:30pm.
Then will have youth performances and dance breaks throughout the afternoon. We will even have a chance for amateur artists and poets to come up to the stage for our Open Mic sessions (must sign up in person).
We will round out the afternoon with the reveal of the Dugas-Cole Awards for African American Excellence!
See you on Saturday!
Juneteenth Parking - Please park at First Baptist Church across York Street.
Don't forget to bring your own chair and cash to shop in the Museum store!

CAAHAC’s Juneteenth Celebration 2021 will be the premier Juneteenth celebration in the city of Aiken. Juneteenth is a time for reflection, remembrance, and jubilee. This will be a festive and celebratory event commemorating the end of enslavement. We are excited to work with our community partners to produce an amazing event with cultural demonstrations, artists, musical performances, local vendors, and small group tours. On June 19, 2021, we will celebrate Juneteenth at Heritage Park (next door to 120 York Street NE) in conjunction with our reopening.

Thank you for your continued support of The Center for African American History, Art and Culture (CAAHAC). Our mission is to preserve the Immanuel Institute Building and to create interactive programs of sight and sound that educate, inspire and demonstrate the many contributions of African Americans to Aiken County, South Carolina, and the region. We cannot do this without your support. CAAHAC is poised to make a tremendous impact on the Aiken community and the State of South Carolina through education, interactive exhibits, strong programming, and events that educate and entertain. Please consider sponsoring at the level of your choosing. Your contributions will help us expand opportunities to impact the community.

 

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday | June 19, 2021

12pm – 3pm | Free Admission