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Emancipation Day Celebrations

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site 29251 Uncle Toms Road Dresden, ON, N0P 1M0 Canada (map)

Emancipation Day

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join us at Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site for Emancipation Day – an annual celebration

of hope and freedom commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire on

August 1, 1834. Plan on attending this fun-filled day for people of all ages!


10 a.m.

My Family Tree: An art activity for kids

10:30 a.m.

Welcoming remarks

10:35 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Musical performance by The Heritage Singers

11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour, play by Cassel Miles.

11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Musical performance by the Evolution of Jazz

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

LUNCH – Barbecue by Sidestreets Youth Centre

2:30 p.m.

Cooking demonstration by Chef Patience Chirisa

• Barbecue • Gift shop • Picnic area • Public washrooms • Parking

• Accessible site • Bring your lawn chair

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