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    Name: Juneteenth - Bluffton Community Celebration!
    Date: June 15, 2018 - June 16, 2018
    Event Description:
    A Bluffton Community Celebration of Emancipation and Freedom with special guest Joe McGill, founder of The Slave Dwelling Project. June 15-16, 2018 at the Heyward House & Oyster Factory Park. Presented by the The Bluffton MLK Observance Committee and the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society with support from the Town of Bluffton Government. We are excited to announce that the Society has committed to hosting Joe McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, and a nationally-recognized educator and speaker. McGill will be in Bluffton June 15-16 this year and has attained national acclaim for opening the dialogue about slavery and slave dwellings, and he brings attention to his story by staying overnight in historic slave cabins. Joe’s visit coincides with the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 16th, at the Oyster Factory Park, where organized activities are planned for that day. Juneteenth is the recognized date of Emancipation, corresponding to the June 19, 1865 date the Emancipation Proclamation was read from the Governor’s veranda in Galveston, Texas. Make plans now to join us for this community celebration! Friday, June 15th schedule at the Heyward House: 2-4pm, FREE Joe McGill presentation and discussion 8-10pm FREE dialogue around the firepit with Joe McGill 10pm Joe McGill Overnight Cabin Sleepover (FREE to first 25 signups) Saturday, June 16th schedule at Oyster Factory Park: 12-4pm, FREE admission, Kids’ Zone, Speakers, Reading of Emancipation Proclamation, Tours of Garvin-Garvey Freedman's Cottage, Live Music, Voices of El Shaddai, Food & Crafts sales *June 19, 1865 is the date in history that the Emancipation Proclamation was read from the Governor's balcony in Galveston, Texas, proclaiming all enslaved people free; now known as a day of reflection, respect and community celebration. For more information about this event please call the Heyward House at (843) 757-6293
    Location:
    Friday: Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center Saturday: Bluffton Oyster Factory Park
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, June 15th schedule at the Heyward House: 2-4pm, FREE Joe McGill presentation and discussion 8-10pm FREE dialogue around the firepit with Joe McGill 10pm Joe McGill Overnight Cabin Sleepover (FREE to first 25 signups) Saturday, June 16th schedule at Oyster Factory Park: 12-4pm, FREE admission, Kids’ Zone, Speakers, Reading of Emancipation Proclamation, Tours of Garvin-Garvey Freedman's Cottage, Live Music, Voices of El Shaddai, Food & Crafts sales
    Contact Information:
    Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center (843) 757-6293 heywardhouse@gmail.com
    Fees/Admission:
    FREE Admission, Food & Crafts for Sale
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