Omaha Public Library’s June Family Fair celebrates Emancipation Proclamation


Photo by Omaha Public Library
Photo by Omaha Public Library

Mark your calendars.

The Omaha Public Library’s Charles B. Washington Branch will host its 13th annual June Family Fair on June 27.

The Juneteenth celebration features a parade, bounce houses, face painting, refreshments, music and entertainment at 2868 Ames Ave. from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The free event is sponsored by the Omaha Public Library Foundation and Friends of Omaha Public Library.

“Libraries build strong communities,” said Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh, Charles B. Washington Branch manager. “The annual Family Fair is a way to highlight the incredible resources available right here in our own neighborhood!”

Juneteenth originated in 1865 and observes June 19 as African American Emancipation Day, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Omaha Public Library’s June Family Fair emphasizes freedom, education and achievement, and promotes the rich history of the Omaha community.

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