Celebrate the end of slavery

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: A Juneteenth celebration will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Quinby Park off Austin Avenue SW, Warren. The event will include speakers, vendors and displays. The Michael Austin Project will perform 6 to 9 p.m. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Maj. General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news the war had ended and the enslaved were free. The event will be held rain or shine.

HANDS-ON HISTORY: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is offering summer video challenges and is taking a different approach to its summer programming due to the continued precautions for the public’s health.

“Hands on History at Your House” will offer video challenges on the MVHS Facebook page supported by activities that can be accessed online via the website. The activities will be held July 8 to Aug. 5 with varied local history themes. Download files with fun and informative activities including history, stories, crafts, games and artifact features.

For information visit https:// mahoninghistory.org/events.


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