McElhinny House, Evergreen Cemetery, and Carnegie Historical Museum
Monday, June 20th, 2022
1pm - 5pm
You are invited to attend a Juneteenth Celebration Monday, June 20th, 2022. Learn how the citizens of Jefferson County helped end the scourge of slavery.
Afternoon schedule: Celebrating the abolition of slavery
1pm: Underground Railroad in Jefferson County Program - McElhinny House parlor, 300 N. Court Street
2pm: Wreath-laying at Evergreen Cemetery - E. Stone Avenue at N. D Street
3pm - 5pm: Unveiling of the NEW Underground Railroad Exhibit at the Carnegie Historical Museum, 112 S. Court Street
Dozens of abolitionists are buried in Fairfield. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established before the Civil War. It was used by African American "FREEDOM-SEEKERS" to escape slavery into free states and Canada.