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Austin Public Library

Family meals, lectures and musical entertainment. These are a few of the experiences you might get at a beer garden in the 19th century.

Tonight, the Austin History Center is hosting an event celebrating the old-timey beer garden experience at Scholz Garten, which was established in 1866. It claims to be the oldest continuously operated business in Texas.

Filipa Rodrigues, KUT News

A series of Juneteenth celebrations kicked off this weekend, celebrating the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas learned they were free. To honor these celebrations, KUT News is telling a series of stories about the history of the African-American community in Austin.