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

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

Get Involved

To Help Make Our Vision a Reality 

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

Join us for the 5th Annual Arts, Wine & Jazz Fest

Saturday, August 13, 2022

 Susquehanna Lock House Museum

Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078

from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Add on: 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

-After the festival social: Holiday Inn Belcamp

1326 Policy Drive, Belcamp, Maryland 21017

from 7p.m. to 11 p.m.


-Hotel room reservation group rate of $139.00 available, must reserve no later than 

Tuesday, August 1, 2022, phone # 410-272-2929.

Reference: Arts, Wine & Jazz Festival (please note: rates will expire).

Sunday, August 14, 2022

--Cultural Champagne Brunch and Tour of the

Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, 

555 Alliance Street, Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078

from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost for brunch is $20.00. The tour of the museum is free.

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Featuring: Kayla Waters

Chandra and the Ryze Band

and Saxl Rose

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back, and enjoy amazing jazz music, phenomenal craft vendors, sample a variety of wines and signature cocktails all while enjoying the majestic views of the Susquehanna River.

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VENDOR SPACE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE


Volunteers Are Needed

Help us make this noteworthy event a success!

You will be an integral part of this annual fundraiser event. This signature event supports the preservation and renovation of the historic Havre de Grace Colored School now the Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center.

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Kayla Waters

Harford County’s own, Kayla Waters is an award-winning urban-jazz pianist, chart-topping recording artist, composer, producer and music director. After signing a multi-album record deal with Trippin N’ Rhythm (SONY), Kayla made Billboard history by becoming the first female pianist and composer to reign atop the charts at the No. 1 spot for 6 consecutive weeks.

Chandra and Ryze Band

The event will feature an encore performance of Chandra and the Ryze Band. Chandra and the Ryze Band topped off last year's event. She has an amazing array of musical selections from Billie Holiday to Sarah Vaughn and Mary J. Blige. Her soulful sound had attendees out of their seats and dancing to her unique style and energy.

Saxl Rose

Antonio Hancock, professionally known as Saxl Rose, is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, recording artist and international touring musician based out of Havre de Grace, Maryland.  He has recorded and performed with numerous mainstream artists & bands including Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Paramore, Jojo, Bobby Valentino, Neck Deep & more.

Let's Wine It Up!

 Our Valued Sponsors

The State Comptroller, Peter Franchot 

Pays tribute to the Havre de Grace Colored School 


On April 4, 2022, the Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot visited the Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center to honor their board of directors for their dedication preserving the school’s history. The Comptroller acknowledged the importance of remembering and sharing the history of the school.  


Congratulations to Our 

2022 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest Winners

and Runners Up

Theme: “I, Too, Am America…”

The theme is from Langston Hughes' poem, “I, Too”

Middle School  Contestants

1st Place Winner:

Kayla Reynolds

2nd Place Winner: 

Kayla Oteyza

3rd Place Winner:

Joycelyn Jacobs

High School Contestants

1st Place Winner:

Nia Webb

2nd Place Winner: 

Logan Roberts

3rd Place Winner:

Nii Sampson


Click Here to View the  the Contest

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

We Need Your Help!

Help us meet our fundraising goal to restore and preserve the historic Havre de Grace Colored School! More than just brick and mortar, the 100-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 110-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.

The Havre de Grace Colored School

The Havre de Grace Colored School

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 110-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. 

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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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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