The Lebanon Historical Society will be meeting virtually on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. If you’d like to join us at our meeting, please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org for a meeting link. The next meeting will take place on Monday, January 16, 2023, at 7 p.m.
The Lebanon Historical Society participated in the City of Lebanon’s Juneteenth celebration on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, it took more than two years for the institution of slavery to end in Texas. On June 19, 1865, Union Army General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3 in Galveston, Texas, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in that state. President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independent Day Act into Law on June 17, 2021.
The program included musical performances, a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, and a presentation about formerly enslaved people who resided in Lebanon, and the abolitionist movement in our community. Traditional red punch and red velvet cake were served.
Here’s a link to the video of this event: https://reflect-catv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/25852?channel=2
Our publications make great gifts!
Are you looking for a gift for someone who has an interest in Lebanon history? Visit our Publications page for a list of titles that are available for sale.
Also available are poster reprints of Larry Howard’s painting of the fountain in front of the Marion Carter house.
Publications (but not the poster) are available for sale at the Lebanon Public Library. You can also order publications online https://lebanonnhhistory.org/publications/.
Contact Nicole Ford Burley at email@example.com for more information.
Display Historical Pictures at your Business
Please visit the following local businesses that have historical pictures of Lebanon and West Lebanon on display:
Marsh Brothers Deli – The Little Store on School St., Lebanon
Simple Energy on N. Main St., West Lebanon
Ziggy’s Pizza in the Staples Plaza, West Lebanon
Would you like to have items relating to Lebanon or West Lebanon history displayed in your place of business? Contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in volunteering?
The Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising, managing our collection of research materials and artifacts, conducting research, etc. Please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/aVNfQXj3STiozSCt5 to volunteer your time.