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Saturday Special – Juneteenth Tea Cakes

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

On Saturday, June 18, we will be celebrating Juneteenth a day early at Senate House! Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people were officially freed under the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston, Texas, two years after the Proclamation was made.

We will have tea cakes to pass out, a traditional pastry made on Juneteenth. Ingredients typically included molasses, lard, eggs, baking powder, and sometimes nutmeg or vanilla, depending on what was available. These were considered pantry ingredients, things that enslaved people would typically have in their pantry.

We will also have Juneteenth pamphlets on the history of the day available to pass out, on top of holding our regularly scheduled tours of Senate House. We hope to see you this weekend!

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://fb.me/e/4HGNvPTYu

Organizer

Senate House State Historic Site
Phone:
(845) 338-2786
Email:
info@senatehousekingston.org
Website:
senatehousekingston.org

Venue

Senate House State Historic Site
Fair Street
Kingston, NY
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