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Juneteenth Jubilee Day Festival
June 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Now a federal holiday, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Originating in Texas, it’s been observed on the 19th of June annually since 1865. Join us for an 1890’s Juneteenth observation in Ohio Village. Featured activities will include historical interpretations, storytelling, and dance.
Check out the additional programs below!
10:30 a.m. (Located in the Ohio History Center Auditorium)
Special Screening: 20 and Odd
20 and Odd serves as an artistic response to the commemoration of the Quadricentennial – 400 years of Africans in America through dance and drama. The multimedia presentation takes each viewer on a journey, from the past to present day.
3:30 p.m. (Located in the Ohio History Center Auditorium)
Special Screening: Lucy Depp
Lucy Depp is a project that contemplates the Depp family lineage and land. The home was established on nearly 400 acres in Concord Township in 1835. Abram Depp purchased the land from Joseph Sullivant (son of Franklinton founder Lucas Sullivant) making it Delaware county’s first farm owned by an African-American. The stories are told from the lens of those who live on, on the land that is still sustained, by persons who understand its history.