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Freedom House Museum Grand Opening

Title:Freedom House Museum Grand Opening
Date & Time:Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Event Details:Join the City of Alexandria for the grand opening of the Freedom House Museum at 1315 Duke Street on Monday, June 20 at 6 the Shiloh Baptist Worship Center (1401 Jamieson Avenue). As part of the City’s Juneteenth events, the grand opening marks the notable story and transition for this National Historic Landmark in Alexandria on the national stage. All are welcome.
Virginia State Delegate Delores McQuinn (70th District - Richmond), a critical leader for the Commonwealth’s African American initiatives, will provide the keynote address. Additionally, the program will feature remarks by Mayor Justin Wilson, Alexandria Black History Museum Director Audrey Davis, Former Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks, Northern Virginia Urban League Board Chair Letty Maxwell, and City Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam. The Museum will have extended hours on June 20, open from 1 – 5:30 p.m.

To the end the event, a powerful recitation of the earliest list of men, women, and children trafficked from Alexandria to New Orleans associated with 1315 Duke Street in 1828 will be lifted up.
The Freedom House Museum will also have extended hours on June 20, open from 1-5:30 p.m. The museum is regularly open to the public Thursday and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays and Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult, $3 per child ages 5–12, and free for City of Alexandria residents. Due to high demand and limited capacity, it is highly recommended that guests reserve tickets in advance online.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Black History, Black History Museum, City Council, City Council Calendar, Community Outreach, Equity, Family, Historic Preservation, Museums, Tourism

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