Juneteenth at Westport Museum

Featured Event

Film Screening and Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth with a screening of the short documentary film The 29th Connecticut about the African American soldiers who enlisted in Connecticut during the American Civil War.

Black History is American History

Learn more about about the 14 Westport men who enlisted in the 29th Connecticut–an all black regiment created during the Civil War–and their contribution to the liberation of enslaved people on June 19th, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. Join us for events throughout the day focused on Black history and the continued fight for equality for all.

Please check the location of each event, some take place off-site.

Juneteenth Programs

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Upcoming Programs

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“Where I grew up, I was one of three people of color, and bullied, and it’s great to be with people learning about my history. It’s a privilege to be able to be here.” 

— Laura, Museum Visitor