Freedom Day

Activity: Juneteenth Celebration: Silhouettes

Monday, June 19, 2023 - 12:00pm

In celebration of America’s newest national holiday tour the Historic Odessa Foundation’s National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit: “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story” and afterwards have your silhouette cut in a method typical at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Discover how the camera obscura was used to create profile likenesses for posterity.  Silhouettes have been made in all forms of art across all cultures, times, and places.  Have your likeness preserved in a restored art form that predates the selfie.