Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth with the Oldham County History Center! The Juneteenth Celebration is free and open to the community.

The Oldham County History Center is hosting a Juneteenth Celebration this weekend on Saturday, June 17th. The free event is 9:30am-3:00pm in Downtown LaGrange.

Children’s Activity Stations will be set up during the event from 9:30-11:30am on Saturday.  Children can earn a National Park Service Badge and receive an Underground Railroad Booklet. Other activities will include colonial cooking, hand painting press, Juneteenth flag activity, Underground Railroad Mount House tour, root cellar station, quill and pen writing, Black History Exhibit and the artwork of Victor Sweatt. 

Stick around for story time with stories about Juneteenth and Black History. Vendors will also be present along with a few food trucks.  More activities will continue 11:00am-12:30pm with guest speakers and musical and dance performances.  A presentation of the Elijah Marrs Achievement Award to Judge Jerry Crosby will also take place with a reception to follow. 

All activities take place on the Oldham County History Center campus except for the “Voices from our Past” which will take place at the LaGrange Historic African American Cemetery 1:30-3:00pm. Continue the celebration and learning just a couple of blocks down the road from the Oldham County History Center.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration started in 1864 in Galveston, Texas. We love that the Oldham County community is invited to learn more about the history of the day and our city. The Oldham County History Center is located at 106 N. Second Street in LaGrange.