Juneteenth Celebration at the Arizona Heritage Center

Jun 18th

  • Hours12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Time12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) will host their Annual Juneteenth Celebration at the Arizona Heritage Center in partnership with Arizona State University Library’s Black Collections and the Black Family Genealogy and History Society. AHS presents this day of celebration and education as a way to highlight and recognize the various roads that many African Americans have traveled to uplift community voices in Arizona. These roads to freedom are the focus and theme. This event provides the opportunity to collaborate with community partners and collect, preserve and share the history of Arizona’s African American communities.

At this free event supported by generous community leaders including SRP, Renewal by Anderson, and the Historical League, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with each other, take in live performances, and wander through the museum's exhibits. This will also be the grand opening of AHS’ newest exhibit, “Hallelujah Hats!”, created and curated by local artist Bruce Nelson - “a celebration of the churches of Washington Park, the once thriving segregated African American community in Mesa, Arizona”.

Live entertainment not to be missed with dancers, music, and spoken word artists from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. See world-renowned violinist Bruce Kirkwood, rising film star Aubrey Marie Scott, International singer and artist, Sandra Bassett, and local gospel singer Joyce “The Voice” Bailey to name a few. Afterward, there will be refreshments, networking opportunities, arts and crafts tables, and 20+ community group tables waiting to be explored.

All members of the public are invited to attend. Food and beverages will be available around 3 pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register for free at: https://bit.ly/3JXHmGt

  • Location Arizona Heritage Center
  • 1300 N. College Ave.
  • Tempe, Arizona 85281

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