Juneteenth Festival with the African American Center for Cultural Development

Share this
Event Date(s): Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:00am - 7:00pm
Juneteenth Celebration in Olean 2018

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

Join in the 153rd Anniversary of Juneteenth and celebrate with the African American Center for Cultural Development of Olean.  In the past, this celebration has included games, music and lots of food including pulled pork, corn bread, hot dogs, and red bean rice will all be for sale. 

Check back as event organizers are in the stages of planning this year's guest speaker/performer!

For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/African-American-Center-for-Cultural-Development-295530000534231/

This event will be held at:

African American Center for Cultural Development Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 716-255-7965
42° 4' 35.6664" N, 78° 25' 38.784" W
Javascript is required to view this map.

Miner's Cabin built by Gold Miner

Miner’s Cabin in Franklinville was built by a miner that returned home after making it good during the gold rush era of the west coast. The building is not a cabin either but a three story house of Queen Anne design.

Read more