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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Second and Last Saturdays in February
10:00 A.M. To 4:00 P.M.

Focusing on providing educational and fun-time experiences, visitors receive guided and/or self-paced tours of the park's historic buildings. Speakers provide soul touching lectures on the history of the African American self-governed town and their living environment to achieve the goal of living free from the discriminatory laws and practices of the time.

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OLD TIME JUBILEE

Third Saturday in May
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Every year the town of Allensworth had a big bash. This is the time of year when the carnival came to town!

The FOA provides a great family festival atmosphere with entertainment featuring gospel, jazz and drama. There are even special activities for your children. In addition to the free self-paced tours of the historic buildings, you can talk to pioneers and their heirs. This is the best family bargain in the state because there is more for you to enjoy. You can shop at our open air arts and crafts market and eat some of the best varieties of ethnic food in the country.

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JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Third Saturday in June
10:00A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. It was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, with had become official on January 1, 1863. The day is celebrated by African Americans in honor of their ancestors who received notice of being set free from slavery on June 19, 1065. There is great entertainment, great speakers and,of course, fabulous free tours of the historic buildings given by the Friends of Allensworth docents for your educational enrichment.

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REDEDICATION

Second Saturday in October
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

This special Annual Rededication is presented to renew the commitment of the citizens of California to help the Department of Parks and Recreation preserve the history of the ethnically diverse contributions made in the development of the state of California and our nation. Our children get to have an enjoyable history education day with horses and wagons, square dancing, tours of the historic buildings including the two room school house and games with free prizes for the winners. Adults also get free tours and great entertainment in a fabulous great weather outdoor event. There are also arts and craft and food vendors for your enjoyment.