Telfair Museum hosts Juneteenth celebration, celebrates Gullah culture

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Telfair Museum hosted its 12th annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday.

It was a tribute to the end of slavery in the United States.

The event was held at the Jepson Center. It featured a presentation of culture, storytelling and performances.

The celebration served as an opportunity for Savannah residents and visitors to learn about the history of Gullah Geechee culture as well as artists in the area.

"It's a great opportunity to partake of the arts and all forms from artists who are working with traditional artwork of basket making to again, to storytelling, [and] performance, like today's performance by the renowned Geechee Gullah ring shouters," said Harry Delorme, senior curator of education for the Telfair Museum. "So its an opportunity to take part in all these art forms that celebrate the culture."

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