The first museum in Texas devoted to African-American history, this spacious facility serves as a resource center for the Austin black community, hosting art galleries, a dance studio, a theater, and genealogical archives. The permanent exhibition on Juneteenth explains the genesis and evolution of the Texas-born holiday, now spread to other parts of the country: It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation to the public in Galveston.
George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
1165 Angelina St.
Our Rating Hours Mon–Fri 10am–6pm (Thurs until 9pm); Sat 10am–4pm Phone 512/974-4926 Prices Free admission Web site George Washington Carver Museum
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