Juneteenth Festival | Virtual Presentation

Join Living Historians Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project and Tammy Denease of Hidden Women Productions as they commemorate Juneteenth in this special virtual presentation. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, announced in 1865 by Union Soldiers in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were now free.

 


Registration appreciated, but not required! This event will be held over Zoom. Registrants will receive a link via email to view the program the day of the event. A link to join the Zoom meeting will also be available here the day of the program. 

This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

Supported in part by: The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc, and Connecticut Explored, Inc.  

In partnership with: New London NAACP, OIC,  and the New London County Historical Society

In case of cancellation, registrants will be notified at the email address on file. If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

By |2024-03-14T15:13:02-04:00March 14th, 2024|, |Comments Off on Juneteenth Festival | Virtual Presentation

Juneteenth Festival | Sunday Services

Reflect in community with neighbors under the tent on our historic property.

More details for this event, including time, will be announced. Visit here to sign up to receive Juneteenth Festival updates via email.


Registration not required.

This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

Supported in part by: The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc, and Connecticut Explored, Inc.  

In partnership with: New London NAACP, OIC, and the New London County Historical Society

This program takes place outdoors. If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

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Juneteenth Festival | Community Celebration

Join Connecticut Landmarks for a Juneteenth celebration with the City of New London, highlighting the African American history of the Hempsted Houses and the surrounding New London neighborhood, with partners.

More details for the day’s activities will be announced. Visit here to sign up to receive Juneteenth Festival updates via email.

 


Registration appreciated, but walk-ups always welcome! 

This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

Supported in part by: The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc, and Connecticut Explored, Inc.  

In partnership with: New London NAACP, OIC, and the New London County Historical Society

This program takes place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file. If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

By |2024-02-13T14:30:59-05:00January 26th, 2024||Comments Off on Juneteenth Festival | Community Celebration

Juneteenth Festival | Sleepover at the New London County Historical Society Shaw Mansion

Join Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project as well as staff from the Hempsted Houses and the Shaw Mansion as we continue the conversation around the truthful narrative of American history and the legacies of slavery.

The Shaw Mansion was built in 1756 for captain Nathaniel Shaw and was home to ten enslaved people. On his deathbed, Nathaniel Shaw Jr. emancipated all ten enslaved people in 1781. During the conversation, participants will learn about the lives of Caesar Shaw, Celia Shaw, James Tilley, and Prince who were four of the ten enslaved people on the property.

Registration required, space is extremely limited. 

Please complete this brief questionnaire to register your interest in attending the sleepover. We will be in contact with additional registration information closer to the event, space allowing.

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This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

Supported in part by: The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc, and Connecticut Explored, Inc.  

In partnership with: New London NAACP, OIC, and the New London County Historical Society

If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

Photo credits: Shaw Mansion – New London County Historical Society (nlchs.org)

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

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Juneteenth Festival | Campfire Conversation

Gather around the campfire for a community conversation on the grounds of the Hempsted Houses to commemorate historic and present-day struggles toward freedom and hear more about the work of Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project.


Registration appreciated, but walk-ups always welcome! 

This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

Supported in part by: The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc, and Connecticut Explored, Inc.  

In partnership with: New London NAACP, OIC,  and the New London County Historical Society

This program takes place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file. If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

By |2024-02-13T14:30:19-05:00January 25th, 2024||Comments Off on Juneteenth Festival | Campfire Conversation

Juneteenth Festival | Sunday Services

Reflect in community with neighbors under the tent on our historic property


Registration not required.

This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

Supported in part by: New London NAACP, OIC, the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, and the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc.  

This program takes place outdoors. If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

By |2023-06-07T15:07:25-04:00June 7th, 2023||Comments Off on Juneteenth Festival | Sunday Services

Juneteenth Festival | Community Celebration

Join Connecticut Landmarks for a Juneteenth celebration with the City of New London, highlighting the African American history of the Hempsted Houses and the surrounding New London neighborhood, with partners.

The celebration will feature music, dance, performances, a Witness Stone installation, and a dash of history, with activities and crafts for children. Speakers include Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project, Tammy Denease of the Connecticut Freedom Trail, and artist Jazzmen Lee-Johnson.

 


Registration appreciated, but walk-ups always welcome! 

This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

Supported in part by: New London NAACP, OIC, the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, and the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc.  

This program takes place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file. If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

By |2023-05-19T12:00:15-04:00April 18th, 2023||Comments Off on Juneteenth Festival | Community Celebration

Juneteenth Festival | Campfire Discussion

Gather around the campfire for a community conversation on the grounds of the Hempsted Houses to commemorate historic and present-day struggles toward freedom and hear more about the work of Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project. Artist Jazzmen Lee-Johnson will share her site-responsive work in progress for Adam’s Garret.


Registration appreciated, but walk-ups always welcome! 

This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

This program takes place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file. If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

By |2023-06-07T09:50:59-04:00April 18th, 2023||Comments Off on Juneteenth Festival | Campfire Discussion
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