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T​he Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.

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The Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest

Saturday, February 3, 2024

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Cultural Center

at the Opera House

121 N. Union Ave

Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078 

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Seating is limited - Reserve your seat now for this inspiring event!

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Mrs. Mabel Hart
Class of 1936

This year, the Langston Hughes scholarships will be awarded in honor of Mrs. Mabel Hart, a distinguished graduate of the Havre de Grace Colored School, in celebration of her remarkable 105th birthday. Mrs. Hart, with over 42 years of teaching experience, is fondly remembered by her students even after retirement. The scholarships are proudly dedicated in recognition of her enduring impact on education.

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It Takes a Village - We need your help to preserve the HdG Colored School

Help Make Our Vision a Reality 

Donate to the preservation and restoration of the Havre de Grace Colored School

~Preserving History~

$2 Million Restoration and 

Preservation Project

The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center (HCSMCC) recently completed the first phase of a four-phase restoration project. The intent is to restore the historic building to its original charm and create a state-of-the-art museum and cultural center for future generations.


The search is on for monetary donations, applicable grants, and in-kind services to help with this restoration and preservation project.

Help us meet our fundraising goal to restore and preserve the historic Havre de Grace Colored School! More than just brick and mortar, the 111-year-old historic school building symbolizes the lives and legacies of those ancestors who fiercely advocated for better educational opportunities for African-American students. The building tells a story of their determination and perseverance.


Once completed, The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center (HCSMCC) will celebrate the legacy of those that advocated for equitable access to education for African American students in Harford County. The 111-year-old Colored School began as a two-room structure serving primary grade students and later expanded to become the first public school in Harford County that provided high school education to African American students.

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Support Our Efforts!

The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center (HCSMCC) celebrates the legacy of those that advocated for equitable access to education for African American students in Harford County. The 111-year-old Colored School began as a two-room structure serving primary grade students and later expanded to become the first public school in Harford County that provided high school education for African American students. The HCSMCC provides an opportunity for those who are interested in African American culture to explore and revel in this history through the museum’s exhibits and historical displays. Programs and events throughout the year highlight the rich and diverse history of the African American community in Harford County and Havre de Grace. 

The Havre de Grace Colored School

To Mail Donations

Please make checks payable to: The HdG Colored School Museum and Cultural Center or HCSMCC 

Mail donation to: 555 Alliance Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Phenomenal Women of Havre de Grace Colored School

The History

The first public high school in Harford County for​ African Ame​rican students.

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The Community

Members of the community came together with a ​vested interest of saving the school.

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The Mission

Preserving the rich history o​f the

HdG Colored School.

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Showing  the Love!

Our Mailing Address:

The Havre de Grace Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.

555 Alliance Street

Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078


(443) 939-0366

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