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Juneteenth—Free Museum Admission

MCHC invites visitors to enjoy free admission on June 22 and 23, and view our civil rights exhibition, Passion and Purpose: Voices of Maryland’s Civil Rights Activists.

Established as a federal holiday in June 2021, Juneteenth commemorates the day that U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger delivered General Order No. 3 to the people of Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. With this order, the remaining enslaved people of Texas were emancipated. Enslavement was formally abolished later that year with the ratification of the 13th Amendment on December 6, 1865.