Emancipation Day Celebration

Emancipation Day Celebration

Join us for a reenactment of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation held annually on the steps of the Knott House Museum.

Start Date

May. 20, 2024


09:00 am


Knott House Museum
301 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee FL 32301
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Gather at the steps of the Knott House Museum for an annual reenactment of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, a poignant tradition that brings to life a pivotal moment in history. With reverence and reflection, attendees honor the proclamation’s proclamation of freedom for enslaved individuals, connecting with the profound struggle and triumph that defined this era. Events include a commemorative grave decorating service, union soldier reenactment, with twenty-one-gun salute, in tribute to fallen soldiers, a historical tradition of the ancestors, a live string quartet, and a free lunch. Join us in commemorating this important milestone and embracing the enduring legacy of emancipation.


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