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Juneteenth in Easton

  • Waterfowl Armory 40 South Harrison Street Easton, MD, 21601 United States (map)

The Academy Art Museum proudly joins over 35 local organizations in celebrating the life of Talbot County’s most famous native son Frederick Douglass on June 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its annual Juneteenth Celebration. This year marks the 200th birthday of the social reformer, abolitionist, writer and statesman. The Museum will again partner with the Frederick Douglass Honor Society for “The Year of Frederick Douglass.”

This year’s celebration will also join with the Talbot County Free Library’s Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Waterfowl Building (Armory) in Easton. The Festival is a one-day, rain or shine, free event that celebrates children, community, diversity, and literacy. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to meet award-winning, best-selling, multi-talented authors and illustrators as they share their stories and love of children. As in past years, the Children’s Book Festival will also serve as the kick-off event for the Talbot County Free Library’s summer reading program. Children who sign up for the summer reading program may receive a voucher good for a free book from one of the Festival’s authors (while supplies last).

For information, visit academyartmuseum.org/juneteenth or contact Damika Baker, Director of Development at (410) 822-2787 or dbaker@academyartmuseum.org.