Juneteenth Celebration at the Mercer Museum

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth at the Mercer Museum is brought to you by Doylestown Juneteenth, the African Diaspora Collective of Bucks County, the PairUP Society, the Bucks County Anti-Racism Coalition, the NAACP of Bucks County, and the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle.

Join us to celebrate Juneteenth in the heart of the Doylestown Cultural District.

This event commemorates the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when the last enslaved people in the United States learned that they had been freed. We will celebrate this occasion with speakers, live performances, musicians, a DJ, food trucks, vendors and artisans, family-friendly crafts and activities, and free admission to the Mercer Museum. This event is free to the public and will be held rain or shine.

Parking is very limited at the Mercer Museum, and guests are asked to use the free Bucks County Parking Garage located at Broad & Court Streets in downtown Doylestown. A free DART Bus shuttle will run a continuous loop between the Mercer Museum and the garage between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Street parking is also available and all local rules apply.

Download the Juneteenth at the Mercer Museum Flyer

2nd Annual Juneteenth at the Mercer Museum Schedule of Events:

Outdoors – Main Stage on the Mercer Museum Green
10:30am – 4:00pm Vendors, Children’s Activities, Food, and Music
10:30am Second Baptist Church of Doylestown Revival
11:30am Program Opening and Welcome
11:45am DJ Tone Arm & Dancing
1:00pm Scholarship Presentations by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc. and “I Matter” Poetry Reading by Isabella Hanson
2:00pm Shalom Mukamuri and Band
2:30pm DJ Tone Arm & Dancing

Indoors – Elkins Gallery – 3rd Floor
12:00pm “Opal Lee, Grandmother of Juneteenth” Presentation by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and “From Proclamation to Juneteenth”  Community Conversation with The Peace Center
2:30pm “Teaching of History for All: Call to Action” with the NAACP Bucks County

Thank you to the 2nd Annual Juneteenth at the Mercer Museum sponsors:




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• The Mercer Museum will be closed on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 to prepare for our free Mercer Museum Holiday Open House starting at 7:00 p.m.

More information about this event can be found here.

• The Mercer Museum will be opening at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

Full schedule information can be found here.