The Arlington Public Library is launching a community archive project to document past Juneteenth celebrations in the City of Arlington and surrounding cities. The Library is asking for photos, letters, and other items related to the celebration of Juneteenth for scanning or to be photographed for the collection.  Documenting Juneteenth celebrations is the stated focus, but we welcome any items that help us better preserve and tell the story of Arlington’s Black history. 

For more information please contact Mark Dellenbaugh, Genaology and Local History Librarian at or call 817-459-6795.

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