6/1/2013 to 6/30/2013 | Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site | Butler, MO

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas on June 19, 1865. Forty-one states, including Missouri, now recognize it as an official state holiday observance.  Please consider coming to Missouri's newest state historic site - Battle of Island Mound - where the very first battle in the Civil War that placed African Americans against Confederate forces occurred. Come and learn about this battle and quietly reflect upon the significance of this historic setting and its impact upon our nation. Enjoy a lunch in the picnic area or the shelter house, walk Courage Trail and be inspired by Courage Monument.

Historic Site Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

4837 NW County Road 1002, Butler, MO | 417-276-4259