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"Education is the Most Powerful Weapon Which You Can Use to Change the World.” 

–Nelson Mandela

Our Story

The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center (HCSMCC), Inc. is devoted to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture in Harford County, Maryland. The 100-year-old Colored School provides an opportunity for those who are interested in African American culture to explore and revel in this history through exhibits and historical displays. It helps all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by national influences. It explores the cultural and civil context and many aspects of American life while displaying how American values like resiliency and optimism are reflected in African American history and culture. In keeping with its 100-year-old history, the former Colored School continues to serve as a gathering place for the community to hold meetings and special events. 

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.