New London, CT - Join Connecticut Landmarks and the NAACP-New London Branch as we celebrate Juneteenth. We will highlight the African-American history of the Hempsted House and the surrounding neighborhood on Saturday, June 10th from noon to 4 pm. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States announced by Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free. The celebration will feature storytelling, drumming, gospel music, dance, and a dash of history. Enjoy art making opportunities for children and adults, and tabling by New London’s non-profit community.
Admission to the Hempsted Houses and Juneteenth is FREE as part of CT Open House Day. Sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism, the one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art & tourism. A great way for residents to discover or rediscover all that is happening in our state.
On Sunday, June 11th, In His Presence Ministries will hold their Sunday service at the Hempsted Houses from 11:30 am to 1 pm.