Honoring Juneteenth at Genesee Country Village & Muesum
Jun 16, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16
Join us online for "Living History @ Home: Cooking for Juneteenth!" We are excited to partner with the New-York Historical Society and Cheyney McKnight from the DiMenna Children's Museum to bring to you a virtual experience exploring how some African American New Yorkers might have celebrated the end of enslavement.
From the New-York Historical Society's website: "Living History Coordinator Cheyney McKnight, along with Historical Helper Millen Shiffer, prepare a celebration feast on a wood burning stove in one of the historic buildings at GCV&M. Learn how to make treats like strawberry pie, sweet tea, and other kid-friendly recipes."
Saturday, June 19
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit GCV&M for "Honoring Juneteenth", and learn about the lives of Black Americans living in Western New York at the time of emancipation – seeking to reunite with family members scattered across the country, establishing businesses, and building relationships.
Guest interpreters and presenters include Cheyney McKnight (Not Your Momma’s History); David Shakes, (North Star Players), storyteller and performance artist Almeta Whitis; and Rev. James H. Evans, Jr., PH.D, LITT.D - Professor Emeritus at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, teacher at St. John Fisher College, and President Elect of the American Theological Society.