We still have room at the $250 Community Partners level. If you're interested in sponsorship and having your name or business logo on our step and repeat sign, then give us a call at (301) 797-5019

What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, celebrates June 19th, 1865, when the enslaved people of Texas finally received news of their freedom. This significant event marks a turning point in American history and a reminder of the ongoing fight for equality.

Opening Night of the 2024 Juneteenth Celebration - Hagerstown

Join us for an unforgettable evening!

A Night of Elegance & Progress: Friends of Doleman Black Heritage Museum Masquerade Ball with a Cotton Club Twist

Friday, June 14th, 2024 - 8-11pm Doors open at 7 pm.

Cortland Mansion
19411 Cortland Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742

For table or ticket purchases for the Masquerade Ball With A Cotton Club Twist.
The ticket price is $70 per person and $650 for a table of ten. 

Get your tickets today! - CLICK HERE.

We Wear the Mask


We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts, we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh, the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

This masquerade ball serves as a fundraiser for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum. Throughout the evening, you'll experience:

Emcees: Mr. Tom Riford, Mr. Mark Krham, and Mr. Darryl Green

Throughout the evening, you’ll experience the celebration of:
  • Doleman Black Heritage Museum 50th Anniversary
  • 80th Birthday - Herman “Skip” Davis, Jr.
  • 60th Birthday - Alesia Parson-McBean
  • Progress: Learn about the museum’s recent achievements and exciting plans. Website Launch and New Marketing Materials for Sale: Be among the first to explore and purchase the museum’s brand-new marketing materials.

Live Entertainment: Opening Act, Bassell Franks, and
Feature Performance: After U Band of the DMV. Immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere with live music and performances.

Raffles Prizes Sponsors:

Caterer: Curry Cuisine Authentic Indian Kitchen

Masquerade Ball Sponsors:

For table or ticket purchases for the Masquerade Ball With A Cotton Club Twist.
Get your tickets today! - CLICK HERE.

Saturday, June 15th, 2024  12 pm - 9:30 pm

2024 Juneteenth Celebration-Hagerstown

Wheaton Park (114 Charles Street, Hagerstown, MD) This event is family-friendly and FREE.

Bring your lawn chairs or Blankets -  A day filled with activities for the whole family:

Play The Juneteenth Mixdown

DJ Anthony Flournoy of the DMV will be spinning tunes intermittently throughout the event.

  • 11 AM - Health and Wellness: 
    • 2.5-Mile Walk-A-Thon: Support the Doleman Black Heritage Museum with this fundraising walk 
    • First Aid tent handled by Meritus Health
  • Noon - 9 pm - Community Connection:
    • Local Non-profit outreach tables
    • Food and beverage vendors
    • Artisan vendors
  • 1-7 p.m. The DBHM Beer Garden will be located at 465 Pennsylvania Avenue. Adult beverages are not permitted outside the Beer Garden or in Wheaton Park.
  • 1 - 5 PM - Kids Corner:
    • Face painting, fun, and games for children aged 6-11
  • 2:00 PM - Official Event Opening
    • Emcees
      • Pastor Donald Marbury - Ebenezer AME Church - Hagerstown
      • Dr. Michale Parsons - Morgan State University
      • Lift Eve’r Voice and Sing - trumpet solo - Bassell Franks
      • Voices from the present recite literary voices from our past
  • 3:30 -5 pm
    • Dance challenges sign up
    • Dance challenges
  • Live Entertainment:
    • 5:15 pm - Live Jazz performances by Bassell Franks and Co. of NJ and WV
    • 6 pm Prime Time - Emcee Dr. Michale Parsons - Morgan State University
    • 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Missing Link Production Presents “After U Band “ of the DMV


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