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Reading Reenactment & Juneteenth Museum Christening

June 19 @ 3:00 pm


Celebrate where it all began in Galveston, TX, or online. Salute the christening of the 1861 Customs House as the June Nineteenth Museum.

The Customs House Juneteenth Museum will open in June 2023.

June 19 Museum Inc. was formed to acquire the Old Galveston Custom House, a Greek Revival-style, two-story red brick structure in Galveston, Texas with plans to renovate the building to establish a boutique, premium hotel, restaurant and event center in addition to operating a museum dedicated to Juneteenth.

Our Vision

Establish a leading historic destination in Galveston, Texas that caters to destination travelers and local residents, providing world-class hospitality and dining services in an environment that creates the opportunity to tell the Juneteenth story to guests in both an educational and entertaining atmosphere.

Theme: Tracing the Lines of Lineage, Legacy, & Legends

Synopsis: This museum will present African Americans’ historical impact and contributions in an entirely new way- breathing life into the annals of history in a vivid, immersive way. This museum will showcase state-of-the-art technologies that create dynamic 1:1 connections (and relevance) for museum-goers and extend the experience of each exhibit globally.

Museum Planned Highlights and Features:

Custom House Grounds and Nationwide: Large Mixed Technology Activation- Holopod Edu-tainment activation will travel the country to give people around the nation the opportunity to connect with museum/event experiences on location. A HoloPod is a LED structure that boats dynamic light show and theatrics when in “show mode.” The lower box is a reflective, mirror-like surface that lends to an inconspicuous design.

Welcome Area: Wall to Wall LED Screens with vivid, moving displays and auditory experiences

Pre-Determined Locations: Curated Historical Content deployed at locations utilizing LightPlay utility (User Generated + Designed Content)

Research Center: Naming Rights opportunity for Custom House Juneteenth Museum Research Center Rotating Exhibition Space (1st Floor): Rotating Exhibitions (Texas A&M University, Perryview University)

First Floor: Holographic Theater

Family Tree Technology Area: LED Displays “Tree of Life Activation” partnership with ancestry.com.


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June 19
3:00 pm


Galveston Custom House Museum
Location Galveston Custom House Museum (or via Livestream) 1917 Postoffice St Galveston TX 77550 United States


June 19 Museum, Inc.