Juneteenth Celebration - Historic Stagville

  • June 23, 2007 · 10:00 AM
  • Historic Stagville Plantation

June 23!!!!

Juneteenth Celebration!!!!


Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This Juneteenth family focused event will have a jubilant atmosphere, with music, entertainment, period craft vendors and food. To commemorate the history of the site, costumed actors will portray actual members of the enslaved community at Stagville. Join us this year for our first-annual Juneteenth celebration co-sponsored by Historic Stagville and the Stagville Society. The plantation holdings of the Bennehan-Cameron families were among the largest in pre-Civil War North Carolina, and among the largest of the entire South. By 1860, the family owned almost 30,000 acres and nearly 900 slaves. Stagville, a plantation of several thousand acres, lay at the center of this enormous estate. The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resource, Division of State Historic Sites, now administers the site. Historic Stagville now serves as an instructional tool for the visiting public and teaches them about Southern plantation life and North Carolina material culture. There will also be a station with information about the enslaved community and the genealogy project being conducted at the site. Event is from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit the Historic Stagville Website Click Here


Admission is free with a suggested donation of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.

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    Didn't have transportation

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    I went at the end of the program. The Jazz band was great. The crowd size was just right. There were vendors, games for children, horse cart rides and they provided shuttle service to/from your car. I would recommend next time that they have signs directing traffic back to Roxboro Rd. when you leave the area, since the exit was on the other side of the plantation.

    June 23, 2007

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