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Neill-Cochran House Museum Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 22, 2024
12:00 pm5:00 pm
2310 San Gabriel
Austin, TX 78705

The Neill-Cochran House Museum invites you to celebrate Juneteenth and the opening of our newest exhibition A Juneteenth Rodeo. Join us for a day of reflection, celebration, and community as we commemorate emancipation and the struggles and triumphs of those who fought for freedom, and the ongoing journey toward equality.

This event is free and open to the public, and includes lunch and refreshments.

Event Schedule (12:00pm - 5:00pm)

12:00 - 2:00 - Lunch (until we run out!)

12:00 - 2:00 - Guided tours of the Slave Quarters

2:00 - 2:15 - Welcome

2:15 - 3:00 - Gospel Choir (Christopher D. Spivey & Co.)

3:00 - 5:00 - Exhibit Opening Reception / Cocktail Hour

Stop by anytime 12:00pm - 5:00pm to join the day's activities.

Commemorate Juneteenth 2024 at the Neill-Cochran House Museum! We are excited to share the newly-restored Slave Quarters, the only intact and accessible slave dwelling left in Austin, with you, our community.

While you are on site…

- take a tour of the Slave Quarters

- lift your voice with gospel choir Christopher D. Spivey & Co.

- and be among the first to see A Juneteenth Rodeo, a collection of photographs by Sarah Bird taken in the late 1970s in the jubilant, vibrant, vital, and now all-but-vanished world of small-town Black rodeos. This exhibition is made possible thanks to the support of Humanities Texas and Frost Bank.

Lunch will be served from noon until we run out. The opening reception for “A Juneteenth Rodeo” begins at 3:00pm and includes complimentary cocktails from Milam & Greene Whiskey!