Juneteenth Celebration in Pulaski County

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June 6, 2022

Calfee Community & Cultural Center (CCCC) is pleased to announce the 2022 Pulaski  County Juneteenth Celebration, scheduled for Sunday, June 19, 2:00 – 5:00 pm. In partnership with the  Wilderness Road Regional Museum, which will host the event at their Dublin/Newbern location, and  Pulaski County Library System, CCCC invites everyone to a fun, family-friendly afternoon to celebrate  the ending of slavery in the United States. 

Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day, commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that the last enslaved  Black persons in the confederate states were informed that slavery had been abolished, legally making  them American citizens. Juneteenth not only celebrates the freedom of African Americans from  slavery, but is also a time of national and African American pride. People of all races, ethnicities, and  backgrounds recognize the opportunity to come together in appreciation, reconciliation, and  commemoration. 

In 2021, Juneteenth was officially declared a US public holiday, and we are excited to observe  Juneteenth here in Pulaski County with a celebration open to all. The Pulaski County Juneteenth  Celebration will feature interactive storytelling, live gospel music from The Glorylanders, a cornbread  tasting contest, children’s book giveaways, costumed historians, a military reenactment, and other  activities to promote cultural awareness and community cohesiveness. 

Join us for Juneteenth at the Wilderness Road Regional Museum, 5240 Wilderness Road, Dublin, VA.  Entry to the celebration on June 19 is free, and food will be available for purchase. Limited seating will  be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the program on the  lawn. In addition to CCCC, WRRM, and Pulaski County Library System, event sponsors include Raymond  Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum, More than a Fraction, and Glencoe Mansion. 

For a schedule of the day’s activities and more information, visit Follow our  Facebook event for updates:

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Please contact CCCC Communications Director, Binti Villinger, for additional details and press requests. 

About CCCC 

Calfee Community & Cultural Center is revitalizing the legacy of the historic Calfee Training School by  serving all of Pulaski County’s children, families, and organizations, building a stronger future for  Virginia’s New River Valley. Learn more at, Facebook @CalfeeCCC and Instagram  @calfeecommunity center.


Calfee Community & Cultural Center, P.O. Box 62, Pulaski, VA 24301 

About Wilderness Road Regional Museum 

The Wilderness Road Regional Museum focuses on local and regional history in Southwest Virginia.  Exhibits, archives, and special events offer visitors insight into the lives of those that lived along the  main migration route west. Visit for more information. 

About Pulaski County Library System 

The Pulaski County Library System provides free, friendly service and access to timely materials that  educate, inspire and entertain the entire community. More than “just books,” the library provides  diverse FREE programming for both adults and children, as well as a variety of online resources,  ranging from online materials for checkout to local history and genealogy, DIY classes and databases.  Visit and take a look at the amazing opportunities they have available on their online  calendar of events. 


Calfee Community & Cultural Center, P.O. Box 62, Pulaski, VA 24301