St. Johns County holding Juneteenth celebration, ribbon-cutting ceremony for Canright House

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — To celebrate Juneteenth, St. Johns County is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the relocated Canright House.

Read: The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to relocate Canright House

The Canright House is where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was scheduled to stay in the 60s before it was vandalized by segregationists.

It was moved from its original Butler Beach site to Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park.


On June 19 at noon, the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is joining the West Augustine Community Redevelopment Agency and the St. Johns County Parks Foundation for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Refreshments will be provided after guest speakers and a dance by the St. Mary’s Praise Team.

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