African American History Museum to Hold Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration
The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM), Central New Jersey’s only African American history museum sharing the story of Black Americans since the trans-Atlantic Slave trade, will hold its second annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. (rain or shine).
The Juneteenth celebration, “Freedom Forward,” is a family-friendly event that aims to educate, celebrate, and promote unity and cohesion within Central New Jersey’s culturally diverse communities. The day will feature live music, an outdoor theater performance, spoken poetry, a mosaic workshop, and a family tree heritage workshop.
Barbecue from The Big Easy of Trenton and vegan options from Mukolee Food Truck will be available for purchase. The Juneteenth museum exhibit and activities in the Heritage Garden will be open to visitors. Finally, tours of the grounds and family-friendly games will keep everyone engaged and having fun.
This event will be held at SSAAM, a National Historic-Registered Mt. Zion AME church in Skillman, and the adjacent True Farmstead, a historically African American-owned farmstead. On June 17, free shuttle buses will run every 15 minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Montgomery High School parking lot to and from the event location.
Adult general admission is $25 by online pre-sale and $30 at the venue; tickets for children ages 14 and under are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the venue. Purchase online at https://www.ssaamuseum.org/juneteenth.