Bowers Museum Juneteenth Celebration

New Buffalo Soldiers from Shadow Hills with Bowers African Cultural Arts Council President Willia Edmonds, portray African American cavalry in the West during the 1860s to 1870s.


Bowers Museum Hosts Juneteenth Celebration on June 16, 2007

Event commemorating the end of slavery includes entertainment and food.

Juneteenth, the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery, began on June 19, 1865, in Galveston , Tex. , when the slaves learned that they were free and the Civil War had ended. Juneteenth is recognized as an African American Emancipation Day and is observed nationwide. In California, Juneteenth celebrations are held throughout the state.


on June 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, which is co-sponsored by the African Cultural Arts Council, will be filled with entertainment, education, a Southern bake sale and kids corner. Admission is free. Bowers Museum is located at 2002 North Main Street in Santa Ana . For more information, please call 714-543-7379.


The African Cultural Arts Council is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of cultural differences through the development and support of African Diaspora-influenced cultural art activities.

Bowers Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Seven exhibitions are featured in early June, including “Treasures from Shanghai : 5,000 Years of Chinese Art and Culture” and “Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt …Treasures from the British Museum .” Bowers offers shopping at its two unique gallery stores and a world-class dining experience at Tangata Restaurant of the Patina Group. The museum also features an array of films, lectures, festivals, art, music programs and events throughout the year.


Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600



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