Kickoff to Juneteenth

In Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger declared, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”

Join us 153 years later as we kick off the celebration for this historic event and feature the enduring African-American contribution to the George Family legacy.

  • Observe a re-enactment of General Granger’s speech at the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home
  • Participate in a historic recreation of the George family’s famous Juneteenth barbecue
  • Learn about the African-American families who helped shape the George Ranch for more than a century

Cowboy Demonstrations: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Historic Juneteenth Barbecue Lunch – 12:30 p.m.

Menu: Menu: Smoked Beef Brisket, Fire Grilled Pork, Camp George Beans, Homemade BBQ Sauce, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Chow Chow Relish, Hoppin’ John, Fruit Cobblers, Sliced Bread & Beverages

Cost for the meal is $15 for adults ages 13 and older; $12 for children ages 5-12 and $4 for children 4 and under. Reservations are required; please call (281) 343-0218 or CLICK HERE to make reservations for the historic meal.

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