A Juneteenth Celebration at Bayou Bend

A Juneteenth Celebration at Bayou Bend

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens commemorates Juneteenth with a family-centered program focusing on Black history. Admission is free.


  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | A representative from the Wilson Pottery Foundation on the history of H. Wilson & Co., one of the first African American–owned businesses in Texas
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Art-making workshop
  • 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. | Docents in selected rooms of the house to talk about works of art with connections to Black history
  • 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | A talk by Ted Ellis, whose art reflects his research on Black History
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Juneteenth-themed presentation by performing artist Jolie Rocke


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Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Houston Junior Woman's Club; Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; Ms. Bobbie Nau; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; The Summerlee Foundation and additional generous donors.

The education programs also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; and the James William Glanville and Nancy Hart Glanville Endowment.


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