HOF Celebrates Juneteenth
The Historic Odessa Foundation recognizes Juneteenth, the traditional celebration dating to 1865 commemorating the end of slavery in America. Tours of the National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit: “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story” will be offered free of charge and open to the public.
Juneteenth: The End of Slavery in Delaware
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery as a legal institution in the United States. Dating back to 1865, a full two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, it was June 19th when the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas and spread the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
Tours are free to the public but advanced reservations are required by Friday, June 16th. Please contact Jennifer at 302-378-4119 or Jennifer.Cabell@historicodessa.org. Tours will leave from the Visitors Center 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.