Free with Admission!
On June 19, 1865, word reached the westernmost frontier of Texas that the war had ended and all slavery in the United States was finally at an end. Over the decades since, it has become a nationally celebrated moment of emancipation and a new chapter in our history.
Researching Your African-American Genealogy
Saturday, June 23 only
Join us for a FREE afternoon workshop on genealogy and preservation! Interested in discovering your family’s roots? Wanting to preserve your family’s mementos and photographs? The African-American Historical & Genealogical Society will show you how to get started with your genealogy research and some of the tips and tricks for researching your family.
Following the presentation, AAHGS members will offer personal consultation sessions with anyone wanting to discuss specific questions and challenges with your family research. Consultations will be limited to 15 minutes per researcher, first-come first-serve.
1:00 – 2:00pm Presentation
2:00 – 4:00pm Individual Consultations
Slavery at the Hermitage Walking Tour
Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24
Free with General Admission
Staff will lead hourly walking tours Saturday 11:00-3:00 and Sunday 1:00-5:00. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the in-depth stories of the men and women who were enslaved and emancipated from The Hermitage, and the different paths they took following Emancipation. These tours are free with general admission.