Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

517 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Starts at 01:00pm

Juneteenth Celebration at Main Street Baptist Church, Williams Mission Center, 517 Main Street, Smithfield.

This event is cosponsored by the Schoolhouse Museum, Main Street Baptist Church, Isle of Wight County NAACP and Isle of Wight County Historical Society.


Saturday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m.

"Celebrating Black Businesses, Past and Present"


Noted Black entrepreneurs of the past, including Annie Malone, Q. W. Gurley, Lucille B. Smith, and Black publishers will be celebrated. Also, local businesses to be celebrated include Shivers Funeral Chapel, Beyond the Décor by LaToya, LLC, Seaborne Barber Shop, Strayseed Landscaping, BP Lawn Care and KP Heating Cooling and General Contracting.


Sunday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m.

“Freedom - Celebrating the Struggle for Black Education in the Rosenwald School Era”

Keynote speaker Stephanie Deutsch, author of "You Need a Schoolhouse," a book about her husband's great grandfather, Julius Rosenwald. Also, remarks by Dr. Tommy Bogger, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of history at Norfolk State University.

Free and open to the public, refreshments served after each program.

Donations encouraged for Schoolhouse Museum.

For more information go to RosenwaldPark.org.



Juneteenth Celebration

Main Street Baptist Church
June 18, 2023
Starts at 03:00pm