INDIANAPOLIS — The upcoming Juneteeth Foodways Festival combines food, fun, music and history.
The festival takes place Friday, June 17 from 4-8 p.m. at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in downtown Indy. It’s free to attend, but advance registration is required.
The event is an interactive food experience that tells the story of African-Americans in the Indiana from the 1860s-1890s. Sample cuisine from 16 different food partners as you learn about Black foodways contributions to American culture.
There will be a particular emphasis on Dolly Johnson, the chef President Harrison brought to the White House who went on to become a Black woman business owner in Kentucky.
The home will also be open for tours during the event.