The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACA) and IKEA Live Oak announce their partnership in the creation of exhibits and activities celebrating Juneteenth. The celebration entitled “A Day at IKEA ” strives to embody the IKEA mission of creating a better everyday life for the many people. The event promises to provide a fun and educational day for the community and will feature photo exhibits created by SAAACAM as well as storytime and craft activities at IKEA Live Oak. The exhibition, story time, and activities will take place every weekend from June 10 – 30, 2022. IKEA Live Oak is located at 1000 IKEA RBFCU Parkway Live Oak, TX 78233.
The IKEA Live Oak Juneteenth exhibit is a stand-alone, mural-size storyboard designed to engage the community. It will be located next to the Swedish Restaurant. In addition to the exhibit, there will also be story time for children between the ages of 4-10 every hour running from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm. After each SAAACAM story time, the children will be provided with Juneteenth activities they can complete and take home with them. Story time and crafts will take place on the following days: June 11, 12, 25, and 26.
Officially founded in 2017, the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) is working to uncover the legacy that reaches back to the early days of the Spanish colonists and Texas Republic. SAAACAM is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization formed to collect, maintain, disseminate, and interpret authentic African American artifacts related to San Antonio history in a community-based digital archive. Collective legacies of pioneering families will serve as the basis of an evolving collection. Information will be compiled and interpreted in the context of the entire City of San Antonio and throughout Bexar County. The development of the archive is ongoing and SAAACAM will serve as a proactive steward of cultural and physical preservation of historic African American resources. www.saaacam.org