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Emancipation Day Dinner Celebration
August 2 @ 6:00 pm$60
The Amherstburg Freedom Museum Celebrates Emancipation Day
On Friday, August 2nd at 6 p.m., the Amherstburg Freedom Museum will host our annual Emancipation Celebration Dinner & Dance, at the Fogolar Fulan. The annual event recognizes the 185th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery in Canada in 1834.
Join us for dinner and an evening of dancing, featuring Detroit based band Sound Drive, you won’t want to miss it! This year’s theme is Dress for the Red Carpet, guests are encouraged dress in their finest cocktail/semi-formal attire to complement the evening’s festivities. Dancing, silent auction, awards ceremony and presentation honoring the life and legacy of Alton C. Parker, the first Black detective in Canada.
This years celebration is generously sponsored by TD Bank Group. A big thank you to our sponsor, for helping make this event possible.
Tickets are may be purchased by cash or credit card at the museum’s reception desk or by phone, 519-736-5433. They are also available for purchase online.
The Amherstburg Freedom Museum is a curated archive that preserves and shares Amherstburg’s stories of the Underground Railroad, and the compassion and solidarity it took to make this network possible. The location of the Museum is key; Amherstburg meant freedom, as the Canadian destination for many Blacks escaping slavery in the United States. Also included in the museum complex are Nazrey A.M.E. Church – national historic site and stop on the Underground Railroad, and the Taylor Log Cabin – home of George Taylor a formerly enslaved man and his family.
Dates and times of events are subject change. Please contact organizers to confirm details.
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