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HdG Colored School Foundation is a nonprofit organization run by a dedicated group of volunteers committed to preserving the rich history of the HdG Colored School.

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Welcome to The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center

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Who We Are

Preserving Heritage, Celebrating Progress, Inspiring Futures

Located in the heart of Havre de Grace, Maryland, The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center stands as a beacon of African American heritage and a testament to the journey of education and empowerment. Our mission is to educate the public about the history of segregated schooling in Havre de Grace and the broader African American experience, while celebrating the progress made toward equality and integration.

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 112-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. 

Our Mission

To remember, promote and preserve the rich history and legacy of the Havre de Grace Colored School.

A Major Goal. . . celebrate the students, faculty and community leaders who endeavored to obtain quality education for African American children in Harford County.

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2024 Restoration Project

The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center is in the process of restoring the foundational structure of the building.

We hope to restore the historic building to its original charm and create a state-of-the-art museum and cultural center for future generations.

Help us buy monetary donations, applicable grants, and in-kind services to help with this restoration and preservation project.

Upcoming Events

  • The Arts, Wine, Jazz & Soul Festival Fundraiser
    The Arts, Wine, Jazz & Soul Festival Fundraiser
    Sat, Aug 10
    Concord Point Lighthouse
    Aug 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Concord Point Lighthouse, 700 Concord St, Havre De Grace, MD 21078, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Concord Point Lighthouse, 700 Concord St, Havre De Grace, MD 21078, USA
    Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Susquehanna Riverthis event promises a day filled with music, wine, food, and fun.

Support Our Efforts!

Help us meet our fundraising goal to restore and preserve the historic Havre de Grace Colored School! More than just brick and mortar, the 112-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 who advocated for equitable access to education for African American students in Harford County. The 112-year-old Colored School began as a two-room structure serving primary-grade students. It later expanded to become the first public school in Harford County that provided high school education to African American students.

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

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