Xenia: Celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation

By arohmiller, posted on July 23rd, 2013.

[ September 15, 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Come to a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation with President Lincoln portrayed by James Crabtree, presentation by Gary Kersey, consultant for the movie Lincoln, and music at Collins School, a restored one-room schoolhouse.  The event is open to the public at no cost, but donations welcomed.

Sponsor: Collins School

Location: West Enon Road, Xenia, Ohio

For more information: […]

Gallipolis: 149th Emancipation Celebration

By Amanda Nelson, posted on July 18th, 2012.

[ September 21, 2012; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. September 22, 2012; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. September 23, 2012; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] The Emancipation Proclamation has been celebrated and observed in Gallia County, OH continuously since 1863. The Gallia County Emancipation Day Celebration is reported to be the longest standing celebration in the United States.

 

Location: Gallia County Fairgrounds, 189 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631

Sponsor: The Annual Emancipation Celebration Day, Inc.

Details: Free and open to the public

Contact: James Oiler, jboiler@sbcglobal.net

 

www.emancipation-day.com

Gallipolis: Emancipation Proclamation Celebration

By cmccune, posted on April 11th, 2011.

[ September 17, 2011; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. September 18, 2011; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] The Emancipation Proclamation has been celebrated and observed in Gallia County, Ohio continuously since 1863. The Gallia County Emancipation Day Celebration is reported to be the longest continuous celebration in the United States.

Historically, the original celebration was always celebrated on the 22nd of September. This coincided with President Abraham Lincoln’s historic signing of the Emancipation […]

State Library Hosts Exhibit: “Forever Free”

By cmccune, posted on February 4th, 2011.

State Library of Ohio to Host Traveling Exhibit “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation.”
Why did a nation founded on ideals of freedom and equality tolerate for so long one of the harshest labor systems the world has known? A traveling exhibition opening at the State Library of Ohio on March 7, 2011 looks for […]

Gallipolis: 147th Annual Emancipation Celebration

By Kristina, posted on May 14th, 2010.

[ September 18, 2010; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. September 19, 2010; 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. ] Celebrating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 which declared slaves “thenceforth and forever more free”.   Activities and games, guest speakers, Bands, singing groups, historic re-enactments, civil war soldiers, history booth, arts and crafts, food vendors and health screenings. Free admission, free parking.

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM […]