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Judge Eddie E. Harrison Juneteenth Heritage Celebration

06/24/2023, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Washington on the Brazos is proud to celebrate Juneteenth as a part of Washington County’s long history of marking the end of slavery in Texas.

This year the event will focus on the legacy of the Black Cowboy in Texas. We will have great presentations of cowboy artifacts and skills, bands, vendors, food, genealogy workshop and even a frontier baseball game!

For more information call 936-878-2214, or email Tynan.Shadle@thc.texas.gov.

This event is dedicated to the memory of Judge Eddie E. Harrison who pioneered the now annual commemoration in 2017 and who’s legacy looms large over the entirety of Washington County and the Brazos Valley.


Schedule of Events:
10:00 Welcome Program with a Keynote Address by Fred Marshall.
10:45 Performance by the Mt Rose Men’s Chorus
11:30-12:30 Presentation by Melissa Thibodeaux, Henrietta Williams Foster reenactment
1:00-2:30 Performance by the Fantasy Band
2:30-4:30 Frontier Baseball Game/Trap Ball


All day
Genealogy Workshop

Cowboy Camp (Black Cowboy Museum)

Buffalo Calf

Design your own brand (Kids)

Take home a brand (all ages)


Mance Lipscomb Clothes Exhibit, SOTR Museum

Buffalo Soldier’s Artifacts in our Saddlebags, Period Games

The Cooking General (Kenneth Armstead)

Location Map (Washington on the Brazos Site)

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