Lyles Station to Celebrate Juneteenth 


The Lyles Station Historic School & Museum will host its annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Central Time). Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

William Smith, the Senior Pastor at Second Baptist Church in Vincennes, Indiana since 2006, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Juneteenth Celebration, he will highlight the significance of the holiday and the importance of remembering all of America’s history. Born in Newport, Rhode Island and raised in Indianapolis, Pastor Smith graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis and studied at what is now Crossroad Bible College. He started his ministry teaching a home bible study in the 1970’s and loves teaching bible prophecy and the return of Christ. For almost 16 years, Pastor Smith proud to lead Second Baptist into its 150th year anniversary and looks forward to celebrating the church’s legacy of service to the Southern Indiana community.
Following the guest speaker there will be gospel music by the Simmons Family at 12pm, New Life Church of the Nazarene at 1 pm, and Claudette Greer Cook’s praise and dance at 2pm. Barbecue dinners will be sold by Tim’s Awesome BBQ.

The Juneteenth Celebration is free of charge and will be held on the grounds of the Lyles Station Historic School & Museum. The public is invited to attend.

Lyles Station Historic School & Museum is located 4 miles west of Princeton, IN at the intersection of County Roads 100 N and 500 W. For more information, call 812-385-2534.