On Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 1-4 p.m., head over to the Jepson Center for Juneteenth at the Jepson, which celebrates and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Free and open to the public, this annual festival features live performances and hands-on art activities for all ages, celebrating Savannah’s history and Gullah Geechee heritage.
Enjoy a lecture recounting the story of the Rev. Georgia Lisle by Jamaica-based lawyer and scholar Miguel A. Lorne. He will tell the story that connects Savannah to Jamaica at 6 p.m. on June 8, 2017. Artist demonstrations and hands-on activities will take place in the museum studios. For more information about the Telfair Museum’s Juneteenth at the Jepson, call the Jepson Center at (912) 790-8800 or go to telfair.org.