Even though Monday is Juneteenth, Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site won’t be celebrating the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching Texas til this Saturday.
But Park Ranger Jon Failor assures Navasota News they’ll really be pulling out all the stops at this year’s Juneteenth Heritage Celebration with a variety of ongoing attractions from 10 in the morning til 4:30 that afternoon with a Buffalo Soldiers encampment, the Prairie View Trail Rider’s Association discussing the role of the Black Cowboy in history. Among other ongoing attractions that people can come and enjoy, will be different artists in the area, including Navasota’s Leon Collins, coming out to display their artwork.
And there’ll lots of scheduled events you will not want your kids to miss, either.
There’ll also be lots of good country barbecue and cold beverages for sale. And, unless you want to see Independence Hall, the Barrington Living History Farm or the Star of the Republic Museum, everything else is free. Details at wheretexasbecametexas.org.