BUILDING LEGACIES THAT MATTER
Clemmons Family Farm's Juneteenth 2022 theme is "Building Legacies that Matter." We ask all visitors to the farm, young and old, "What legacy do you want to build and leave for the next generations?". In celebration of African American culture, freedoms, and our human connectedness, we engage the community to consider this question on Juneteenth through our curated arts and culture program on the farm.
Attendees will experience Clemmons family storytelling, musical and aerial performances, and boxed soul food samples for tasting prepared by our collaborating African diaspora culinary artists, with recipes and history notes included in the box. They will engage with other Clemmons Family Farm collaborating artists to co-create visual art using their own silhouettes combined with poetry and a selection of proverbs and old sayings that express the legacies they want to build.
Admission is FREE but is limited to 60 people each day. Advance registrations are required to attend. The registration link to attend the on-farm events is OPEN! Register HERE.
WHY WE CELEBRATE
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. While Juneteenth became an official federal holiday on June 17, 2021, the state of Vermont officially recognized Juneteenth as a holiday in 2008 thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Shirley Boyd Hill.
DATES AND TIMES OF CELEBRATION
- June 18th - 12:00 AM- 4:00 P.M. (History talk, family storytelling, live music, co-creation workshop, food, take-home storytelling bookmarks and coloring pages).
- June 19th - 11:00 AM- 1:00 P.M (Aerial performance, family storytelling, traditional African-American games, take-home storytelling bookmarks and coloring pages).
We are inviting Vermont businesses and organizations to support this year's Juneteenth program on the historic Clemmons farm through sponsorship at bit.ly/CFFJuneteenth2022. For questions email: Kabdulemail@example.com or leave a message at (765) 560-5445.