June 19, 2021
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA 20171
Families are invited to celebrate Juneteenth at Frying Pan Farm Park. Please sign up online at Bit.ly/33QP67c.
Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, it took more than two years for all Africans to be released from slavery in the U.S. Juneteenth is a celebration of that emancipation.
Among many other things, African Americans used their new freedom to tell their own stories, make their own food, worship in their own congregations, and create new musical forms. The Juneteenth celebration at Frying Pan Farm Park will offer families the chance to hear, see and sample the results of African American freedom, and enjoy hands-on activities.
Participants will also get to hear a special presentation by Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, author of “Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine.”