Highlights from the Event

Celebrate the history, art, and culture of Juneteeth at NMAAHC with these wonderful community day events. Craft-making events throughout the day are available from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, EST. Registration permits entry to events at the museum throughout the day.

Juneteenth Storytime with Rio Cortez  
11:00 AM, EST   
Explore More Gallery  
Rio Cortez, a New York Times bestselling author, will read from her acclaimed book The ABCs of Black History. Using rhyming couplets, Cortez shares uplifting stories with young readers about pivotal events in Black history. The storytime will also include an artmaking activity and book signing.  
Juneteenth: History Alive  
11:30 AM; 1:30 PM; and 3:30 PM, EST  
Slavery and Freedom Galleries  
Learn how the United States Colored Troops came into being, what the Emancipation Proclamation really did, the significance of Juneteenth, and how they affect us today. Living history performances take place within the museum’s Slavery and Freedom Galleries and are suitable for learning and enjoyment by audiences aged 8 and up. 
Juneteenth Soundstage: Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings   
3:00 PM, EST  
Oprah Winfrey Theater + streaming  
Led by two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter, Alphonso Horne, the Gotham Kings weaves the sound of New Orleans into an immersive jazz experience for audiences of all ages. The band has played at esteemed venues including the Newport, Aspen, and Caramoor Jazz Festivals, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and many more. To register for only this program, please select this link.

Generously supported by CVS Health 


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