Join the City of Holyoke in Celebrating 150 Years!
Holyoke has a rich history and we invite you all to celebrate and follow a long for a year of events to commemorate 150 years!
Join us at Wistariahurst Museum on June 19th, 2023, from 1-5pm for an unforgettable day of celebration! It’s time to commemorate freedom and embrace our country’s second independence day in the most joyful way possible! Experience lawn games, incredible music, delicious treats from local Black vendors, stunning face painting, and hands-on art projects. Capture your story through oral history activities and be part of history. Let’s celebrate the vibrant tapestry of Black history, life, and culture that has shaped Holyoke.
Juneteenth is a reminder of the incredible resilience of Black life. It symbolizes the struggles and triumphs of formerly enslaved individuals as they pursued reunification, education, and political participation during the Reconstruction era. Join us in celebrating this remarkable event that is often overlooked, as we come together to never lose hope, even in uncertain times.
So mark your calendars and bring your friends and family to Wistariahurst Museum on June 19th, 2023. It’s going to be a day filled with joy, laughter, and a whole lot of celebration. Let’s make memories, honor history, and uplift the voices of the Black community in Holyoke. Admission is free! See you there!