Join the Josephine School Community Museum, the Josephine Improvement Association, and the Clarke County Training School-Johnson Williams High School Reunion Association for their second annual Juneteenth Celebration.

The festival will start at 11AM; the actual program will start at 12PM. The program will feature several prominent speakers, a historian, performers, and singers. There will be food and craft vendors, several visual art exhibits on display, and educational activities for the young adults.

About the Organizers

The Josephine School Community Museum (JSCM)’s mission is to create and manage a living museum dedicated to restoring our original 1882 school house and sharing the people, objects and stories that form the continuing legacy of Clarke County’s African history and heritage. Each year, the JSCM gives scholarships to Clarke County graduates. JSCM is an incorporated 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. website: www.jschoolmuseum.org

The Josephine Improvement Association (JIA) was originally formed in the early 1960s to help keep Josephine City a beautiful, family-centered community. Today, they have helped residents of Josephine Street receive proper sewage, sanitation and paved streets and sidewalks. In addition, JIA, through sponsored events, recognizes black entrepreneurs and senior citizens throughout the community. JIA is an incorporated 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

The Clarke County Training School-Johnson Williams High School Reunion Association (CCTS-JWHS) is an organization which brings alumni and friends back together every two years to raise funds so that we might offer scholarships to deserving high school graduates. During COVID, CCTS-JWHS have not met but have had fund raisers which still allowed the organization to offer a scholarship each year. CCTS-JWHS is a not-for-profit organization.

Juneteenth Festival
Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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