A Juneteenth Celebration at Bayou Bend

June 22, 2024
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens invites you to this family-centered program in honor of the Juneteenth holiday. Enjoy performances, an art-making workshop, and more, all with a focus on Black history. 

Admission | Free


  • 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. | Express Children’s Theater of Houston presents “Rhyme and Reason,” a poetic celebration of Black history.
  • 12:15 p.m. | Learn about Bayou Bend’s recent acquisition of a needlework sampler created by artist Jane Freedom. The talk by Valerie Craigwell White, a descendant of the artist, is followed by a Q&A.
  • A drop-in art-making workshop, led by teaching artists Norola Morgan and Janice Warren, is open to all.
  • In the house, docents are on hand to talk about aspects of the Bayou Bend Collection that connect to the story behind Juneteenth.
  • Program partners include the Black Cowboy Museum, which preserves the legacy of African American cowboys; and Wilson Pottery Foundation, one of the first African American–owned businesses in Texas.

Learn more about Bayou Bend

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Sharon G. Dies; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; Susan Vaughan Foundation; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Denise Monteleone; Ms. Bobbie Nau; William A. and Madeline Welder Smith Foundation; and additional generous donors.

These education programs also receive income from funds provided by the Carol and Les Ballard Endowment; the Judy and Charles Tate Endowment; the James William Glanville and Nancy Hart Glanville Endowment; the Barbara Graham Williams Endowment; and the Bayou Bend Bonnie A. Campbell Education Programs Endowment.



Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
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