Juneteenth Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony

Jun 21 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am

At the intersection of 22nd Street and The Strand, Galveston

2217 Strand
Galveston, TX

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized the events that occurred in Galveston on June 19, 1865 as a significant part of Texas history with an Official Texas Historical Marker. The designation honors Juneteenth as an important and educational part of state history.

A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in downtown Galveston, located at the intersection of 22nd Street and The Strand, Galveston, Texas at 10:00 am. Speakers for the morning will include elected officials from across the state of Texas, joined by THC Chairman Matthew Kreisle and Executive Director Mark Wolfe.

“The establishment of a Juneteenth Marker in downtown Galveston will allow all visitors to our historic Downtown to appreciate the significance of what happened on June 19, 1865. Our committee believes the marker placement in downtown Galveston gives the most accurate, documented, historically significant venue to honor Juneteenth. The world will now know the exact location where General Grander issued General Orders No. 3” said Hank Thierry, Chair of Galveston Historic Foundation’s African American Heritage Committee. 

For more information on the Juneteenth marker dedication, please contact Will Wright, Director of Galveston Historical Foundation’s Marketing & Special Events at 409-765-3404, will.wright@galvestonhistory.org or visit www.galvestonhistory.org.