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History Museum Celebrates Juneteenth and Civic Season 




The Greensboro History Museum will celebrate Juneteenth and Civic Season beginning with a Green Book Bike Tour at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave. Later in the day museum visitors can encounter costumed interpreters portraying North Carolina journalists, activists, and public figures from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the Lifted Voices Series. 

Between 1936 and 1966, The Negro Motorist Green Book offered African American travelers a guide to safe spaces across the US, including more than a dozen sites in Greensboro. People interested in learning more about this history can hop on a bike to explore historic locations and currently operating Green Book sites in the Gate City, including the Historic Magnolia House. This free, family-friendly guided bike tour is approximately three miles. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Greensboro History Museum and registration is required. This ride is a partnership with Bicycling in Greensboro (BIG) and registration links along with information about reserving a helmet or bike to use on the tour can be found at 

Civic Season is a time between Juneteenth and July 4th that unites our oldest federal holiday with our newest, mobilizing a movement to understand our past and shape our future. The museum will have costumed interpreters throughout the galleries as well as children’s activities for younger visitors. Lifted Voices is a free, family friendly series of living history events that bring to life people and stories from Greensboro’s (and North Carolina’s) past. Walking through the museum, guests can explore the galleries and the N.C. Democracy: Eleven Elections exhibition to meet living history actors portraying people such as freeman and 1868 Convention delegate Wilson Carey, civil rights activist Pauli Murray, historian and anti-suffragist Mary Hilliard Hinton, and Judge Elreta Alexander-Ralston. Pre-K to 3rd graders and their families can also have fun learning about judge and writer Albion Tourgée with a free newspaper activity at Little Lions, Saturday starting at 12 p.m. 

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