Unlocking the Vault

Happy Juneteenth: 1877 Illustration Depicts Emancipation Celebration

The celebration of Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is unique to the southern states as it celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. June 19, 1865¬†specifically commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas. The Columbus Museum’s Collections team has unlocked the vault to show an amazing piece for the permanent […]

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