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Tuesday, December 31 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Jubilee Concert with H&H

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Museum of African American History and Handel and Haydn Society offer free admission to the first 50 button holders.

On New Year's day in 1863, Frederick Douglass said that he "finally knew joy!" Join us for an afternoon of music and storytelling to commemorate the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation with a concert by the Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) and stories by the Museum.

Discover Boston's role in this historic event and the part H&H played more than 150 years ago during Jubilee Celebrations on January 1, 1863. Let the music played to celebrate freedom inspire you, with works including the Battle Hymn of the Republic written by H&H member, Julia Ward Howe. Feel the anticipation that was palpable awaiting this official document at a time when the nation was in the midst of a Civil War.

Tickets will be available that day on a first-come first-served basis at the Museum beginning at 11am. Visit www.maah.org or www.handelandhaydn.org for more details.

Tuesday December 31, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Museum of African American History 46 Joy Street  Boston, MA 02114

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