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Allensworth Black History Month Celebration
February 10, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join the Friends of Allensworth as we continue to preserve Black History in Allensworth. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with docents dressed in period attire and go on self paced tours of the park’s historic buildings.

Old Time Jubilee
May 19, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This is the time of year when the carnival came to town. The Friends of Allensworth provides a great family festival atmosphere with entertainment featuring gospel, jazz and drama. There are even special activities for children. This is the best family bargain in the state because there is more for you to enjoy. You can shop at our open air arts and crafts market, enjoy free self-paced tours of the historic buildings, and eat some of the best varieties of ethic food in the county

Juneteenth Celebration
June 9, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. It was on June 19th, that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official on January 1, 1863. This day is celebrated by African Americans in honor of their ancestors who received notice of being set free on June 19, 1865. There’s great entertainment. Great speakers and of course, fabulous free tours of the historic buildings, given by the Friends of Allensworth docents.

Annual Rededication
October 13, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This special Annual Rededication is presented to renew the commitment of the citizens of California to help the Department of Parks and Recreation preserve the history of the ethnically diverse contributions made in the development of the state of California and our nation. Visitors get to have an enjoyable day of living history activities, square dancing, self guided tours of historic buildings, historic games with prizes, story telling and great entertainment. There are also arts and crafts and food vendors for your enjoyment.

For information on becoming a vendor, please call 661-370-8782 or email info@friendsofallensworth.org