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97th Buxton Homecoming Celebration 2020

It's a different kind of year, so Homecoming 2020 will be virtual to protect those we care about and prevent the spread of covid. Learn more in this interview from Shannon Prince.

The museum is not open to the public due to the COVID19 pandemic, to protect our staff and our visitors. Stay safe and stay home, so we can welcome visitors sooner than later.

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The 2020 Homecoming theme is "Generations".

Hats-off to Buxton's Next Generation (BNG) for taking on the job of collecting and recording memories to be shared. As memories are released, they will be added to the table below... enjoy the countdown to Homecoming!!

Judy Mulder Layla Bardyla Kaye Moore Aldridge
Wanda Claytor Darren Middleton Pamela Houston
Irene Moore Davis Olive Olbey  Megan Bonneau 
Eric Prince Terrance & Mary Travis Edna Giles
Gwen Robinson Cleata & Hilliard Morris Dennis Steele
Edna Lewis Gary Shadd  

Friday September 4th Virtual History Conference 9:30am-12pm (click here)

Speakers include:

  • Lynne M. Jackson, President and Founder, The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. Jackson, a descendant of Dred and Harriet Scott, will discuss their historic legacy, the Dred Scott Decision, and describe the commemoration, education, reconciliation efforts in which the Foundation is engaged.
  • Cheryl Thompson, Assistant Professor, School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University. Thompson will discuss her 2019 book Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture, a transnational, feminist study of Canada’s Black beauty culture, the role that media, retail, and consumers have played in its development, and the politics of Black hair.
  • Gayle George, Writer, Publisher, Descendant of John and Arabella Weems.
    George, a descendant of the Weems family, will share her ancestors’ dramatic story of slavery, ransom, and escape to freedom in Dresden and Chatham-Kent. She will discuss the short film Railroad Ties that has been made about their experience, and an upcoming documentary.

Saturday, Sept. 5th, Party in the Park, Part 18

Sunday, September 6th

Monday, September 7th


2019 Homecoming Schedule
(view or print 2019 Homecoming Brochure)