Join us for our next Fifth Third Community Day. Guests will receive free admission and experience special activities. Reserve your tickets online or in-person. Fifth Third Community Days are made possible through the generous support of the Fifth Third Foundation.
Freedom Circle: Latoya Turner
12:00–2pm | Freedom Store
Join us for children's story time and snacks with local author and CEO, Latoya Turner. Ms. Turner will be reading her books Brown Hands, Black Schools and Brown Hands, White Sand.
Galveston & John Rufus Gibson: A Story About Freedom & Opportunity
2:00–3:00pm | HTT
Galveston, Texas is known as the setting for the historic events at the heart of the Juneteenth holiday. But what came next for the Black community in Galveston? Guest Sam Collins III will share the story of John Rufus Gibson, a pioneering educator from Ohio that made a lasting mark on Galveston and the world. Mr. Collins is co-chair of the Juneteenth Legacy Project Committee and currently serves as advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation representing Texas. He is active in the national campaign to #TellTheFullStory which aims to expand the narrative in American history by highlighting lesser known Black leaders.
Art Activity with local artist Brent Billingsley
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Grand Hall
Stop by and flex your creativity with local artist Brent Billingsley.