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Lined with buildings evoking Colonial and Victorian charm, Easton’s streets are home to numerous award-winning restaurants, eclectic art galleries, and fine boutiques. Come discover Easton, an idyllic small town.

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Three more days to submit an essay to win a cash prize! Academy Art Museum “What does Juneteenth Mean to Youth Today: Perspectives on Freedom and Equality”
Essay Due: May 31, 2024
Submit your essay

THEME/DESCRIPTION
Participants are invited to write essays that explore the ...theme: “What does Juneteenth Mean to Youth Today: Perspectives on Freedom and Equality.” Possible angles include, but are not limited to:
-Personal or community stories that reflect the spirit of Juneteenth
-The role of youth in continuing the legacy of Juneteenth and advocating for racial justice
-Reflections on how the history of Juneteenth influences their understanding of freedom and equality
-Analysis of how Juneteenth can be a catalyst for change among young people today
-The importance of commemorating Juneteenth in educational settings and beyond
With a specific focus on youth perspectives, this theme aims to connect the historical significance of Juneteenth with contemporary issues of freedom and equality, encouraging young people to reflect on their role in shaping a more just future

ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION
-Must be between 13-18 years old
-Open to students from schools, clubs, and community organizations

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS
-Submissions may be in various formats (e.g., essays, personal narratives, poetry) to allow for diverse expressions
-Minimum of 250 words, maximum of 500 words
-Essay must be submitted by Friday, May 31, 2024

PRIZE AND RECOGNITION
-Monetary Prizes of $200 will be awarded in three age groups: 7-8 grade, 9-10 grade and 11-12.
-Winners will share their essays at the Academy Art Museum Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 22, 2024, located at 106 South Street, Easton, MD.

For more information please contact tsavoy@academyartmuseum.org

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day everyone!

We thank all who have served and sacrificed over the years. #discovereaston #eastonmd

Coming soon to a park near you...more outdoor movie nights!

Come to Idlewild Park on June 7th for our next aquatic-themed movie under the stars. Our friends from @phillips_wharf_ec will also be there with the fish mobile, which features animals in and around the Chesapeake Bay. It's ...sure to be a splash!

Bring your friends, family, and a blanket, and prepare for a new world of adventure! #DiscoverEaston #eastondowntown #eastonmd

The @mercantileeaston celebrates two years in Easton this week 🥳🎉

From now until May 27th enjoy 20% off store-wide, daily giveaways, and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. The drawing will be on May 27th at 1 p.m. Show the Merc some love and join the fun! #discovereaston ...#eastondowntown #eastonmd

Today is a great day to #DiscoverEaston treasures. Thompson Park in #downtownEaston is the perfect place to enjoy the sights, sounds and scents when you are out and about. #roses

Due to potential thunderstorms around 3pm we are cancelling the free carriage rides today downtown for safety reasons. We will reschedule and announce the new date soon. We wish all a very Happy Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Special from the Visitor Center! (Weather permitting )Free Carriage Rides by @easton_carriage, May 12th from 1-5pm. Perfect addition to make Mom feel special on her day. #discovereaston