Emancipation celebration at Historic Brattonsville

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June 9, 2011
Media contact: Ashley Barron
803.329.2121 ext 140                                                                                             
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Juneteenth celebration at Historic Brattonsville
Learn how emancipation was commemorated



McCONNELLS, SC
– Celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Historic Brattonsville.
 
Juneteenth coincides with the emancipation announcement at Galveston, Tex., on June 19, 1865.
 
Learn how emancipation changed York County and what it meant to those who were enslaved at the Bratton Plantation. The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 will be read and programs on open hearth cooking, sharecropping and education after the Civil War will be presented.
 
Site closes at 5 p.m.
 
FREE with general admission: $6 adult; $5 senior; $4 youth ages 4-17; ages 3 and younger and CHM members admitted free.
 


Juneteenth
10 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 18
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC
803.684.2327
www.chmuseums.org



The Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums in York County, SC, which includes Historic Brattonsville, Main Street Children’s Museum, McCelvey Center, Museum of York County,  and the future museum on the Catawba River.