Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the date Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and delivered General Order No. 3 announcing the end of legalized slavery in Texas. Historically, it has been a holiday celebrated by people of African descent in the United States, as well as people in Canada, Jamaica, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and other countries throughout the world. Juneteenth is also a “symbolic date” representing the African American struggle for freedom and equality, and a celebration of family and community.

New Jersey celebrates Juneteenth on the third Friday of the month of June. In commemoration the Glen Ridge Public Library will be CLOSED on Friday, June 17, 2022 and will reopen with regular hours on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
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Can't visit on June 19th? The Morris Museum is part of the Library's Museum Pass program which allows you to check out a pass with your library card for FREE! Learn more here.
Juneteenth at the Morris Art Museum
In celebration of Juneteenth, admission is FREE all day on Sunday, June 19. There will be a special family Museum-wide scavenger hunt with a chance to win a raffled prize as well as activities in the Spark!Lab and a Guinness demonstration at 2 PM.
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