The Creative Artmaking Project for the month of June is a DIY painted wooden plaque that will be available as grab-and-go kit during Blanche Ely House Museum's regularly scheduled hours: June 15, June 17 from 10am - 2pm and June 19 from 10 am - 4pm.
Each kit contains:
Sometimes you will see black, green and red used in African/African American celebrations. These colors have been incorporated into this project because Juneteenth is the day that ancestors were emancipated from bondage -- Black represents the people; Green represents the cultivation, fertility and growth of the land; and Red represents the blood the ancestors, both shared and shed.
The official colors of the Juneteenth flag are red, white and blue as a reminder that the formerly enslaved peoples and their descendants are American citizens. The colors red, white, and blue echo the American flag and star in the middle pays homage to Texas, while the bursting "new star" on the "horizon" of the red and blue fields represents a new freedom and a new people.