National Juneteenth Museum

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth, TX


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For administrative use only for purchasers of meeting bundles
  • WPF Staff

National Juneteenth Museum

Juneteenth is a historical tipping point for the African American community and the nation, recognizing the monumental moment that ended slavery.

On June 19, 1865, Union Major-General Gordon Granger issued General Order #3 in Galveston announcing freedom from slavery in Texas, one of the last places to receive the news.

The date, since dubbed “Juneteenth,” is now observed annually as a federal holiday to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation’s enforcement and the liberation of the remainder of the enslaved both in Texas and throughout the newly reformed United States.

As an epicenter for awareness and preservation of Juneteenth history, the National Juneteenth Museum represents the natural progression of the continuum that was established to ensure the American tapestry includes the significance of that fateful day in 1865.

From the pursuit of physical freedom to today’s discussions of equity, justice, peace and unity for all, the museum will serve as a place to share the historic path of the once enslaved, making it a destination for tourism and collaborative education.

Our speaker is Jarred Howard, CEO and Visionary.

Jarred Howard was born and raised in Fort Worth. In fact, he was the last baby born at Dorsey Hospital. He is married with 2 children.

Jarred has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University.

Prior to becoming the National Juneteenth Museum CEO, Jarred had an impressive career that includes many of our most iconic Fort Worth businesses including Bell Flight, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, BNSF Railway, and DaimlerChrysler Financial Services.

Jarred volunteers at the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Jubilee Theatre, North Texas LEAD and is involved in his local church.

Jarred Howard


11:30 a.m. - Registration

11:45 a.m. - Lunch Service

12:00 noon - Program

Cost for WPF members is $35; cost for guests is $45.
Unpaid no-shows will be billed.

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