Juneteenth Celebration – Due to COVID-19, this event is cancelled.

June 13, 2020

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 Abraham 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 Re-dedication – Updates to come soon

October 10, 2020

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This annual re-dedication 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, storytelling, 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