POCOMOKE CITY — The Sturgis One Room School Museum hosts its second annual Juneteenth celebration with free educational and fun events over two days at the museum located at 209 Willow Street.
On Friday, June 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. enjoy lite refreshments and a presentation by Dr. Clara Small on African American History and Juneteenth.
Dr. Small is an Emerita Professor of History at Salisbury University For nearly 40 years, she taught World Civilizations, Civil Rights in American Society, African American History, and related topics. She also authored and co-authored several books since 1998.
On Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be free tours of the museum, door prizes, a bounce house for kids, music by DJ Rob Little, and food available.
Guest speakers include Sharnell Tull, a.k.a. Sista Big and community partners. There will be sidewalk vendors, baked goods, community resources, jewelry, Juneteenth apparel, sunglasses, and more.
The Sturgis One Room School Museum is the only African American One Room School in Worcester County retaining its original integrity. This event will bring together descendants of Sturgis students, past and present board members, as well as community partners. Everyone is invited. Learn more or make a donation at sturgisschoolmuseum.com.
Those interested in being a vendor may register at sturgisschoolmuseum.com/events. To join the event planning committee or be listed in the souvenir booklet, email Board President Kim Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.