Join NVAR for an exclusive access tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This tour will be taking place on Wednesday, June 22 from 7 AM until 12 PM. During your visit, you will have time to peruse the facilities at your own pace, taking in all that the museum has to offer. After our VIP access to the museum ends at 10 AM, guests will still have one additional hour to tour.
Guests of the tour are encouraged to stay and network after we return from the museum for a barbecue.
This event is free for NVAR members!
Juneteenth is a significant date in American history and for the African American experience. The name is a take on the date of June 19, 1865. This was the day that the Union Army made its way to Galveston, TX under the leadership of General Gordon Granger, and he announced to the people of Texas that all enslaved African Americans were free.
Although there were enslavers who were aware of the implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation, which went into effect on January 1, 1863, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865 that the Union Army actually enforced the presidential proclamation.
We look forward to seeing you there!