May 15, 2005

Juneteenth Celebration

Join the Friends of Allensworth at Colonel Allensworth State Historic park on June 25th 2005 as we celebrate Juneteenth. There will be live entertainment, speakers, and free tours of the historic buildings. There will also be an open air arts and crafts market along with a variety of ethnic food for your enjoyment.

Juneteenth is a remembrance of the ending of slavery in the United States. It dates back to June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. It was on this day that the Union soldiers arrived at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the slaves had been freed.

To learn more about the history of Juneteenth visit

May 01, 2005


Saturday, May 14, 2005 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Friends of Allensworth and the California State Parks System invite you to Old Time Jubilee at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park on Saturday, May 14, 2005 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event provides a great family festival atmosphere with entertainment featuring… gospel, jazz and drama. In addition to the free self paced tours of the historic buildings, you can talk to the heirs of some of the original pioneers, shop at the open air arts and crafts market or eat some of the best ethnic food for miles around.

For more information call (619) 263-9101.