46th Annual Candlelight 

Tour of Historic Havre de Grace

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46 Candlelight Tour

By Susquehanna Lock House Museum​​

Dear Friends of Havre de Grace Colored School:

The Colored School Foundation is participating  in the 46th year of the Annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace. The tour will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 4 PM to 8 PM. This year’s theme is “Art of Grace” celebrating the artistic spirit of Havre de Grace. Beautiful homes, B&Bs, museums (with a live decoy carver), and art galleries will all be part of this wonderful Havre de Grace holiday tradition. The attractions selected for the tour truly showcase the diverse character of our beautiful City. 

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In addition, experience the luminary candles along Union Avenue and the Christmas decorations downtown. Havre de Grace’s top restaurants will be offering special Candlelight Tour promotions while the stores and galleries will also be open with special events.


Tour tickets are $20 each, or $25 day of tour. A self guided tour, patrons can pick up the tour pin, brochure and tour map at the Lock House Museum, and begin their tour of the numerous attractions in any order and at their own pace. 

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Our Story...

Through the Lens of Mrs. Mabel Hart

This year the Colored School Foundation will feature Ms. Brittany Martin who will portray Mrs. Mabel Hart. This dramatic reenactment by Ms. Martin will provide a rendering of Mrs. Hart’s life experiences as a former student of the Havre de Grace Colored School. The reenactment will also chronicle Mrs. Hart’s experiences as a former Colored and Consolidated School teacher from 1945 through 1965 and as an African American teacher who helped to integrate the Harford County public school system in 1965. 

It is not often that such pioneers of history can be viewed in a setting that captures the emotions and personal reflections of someone who lived and participated in the events of the time. Her story is riveting. You don't want to miss it.


Your Help Is Needed

To make the event special, we are seeking donated artifacts/documents for our displays, including high school pictures, graduation photos, programs, diplomas, uniforms, school books, etc.  from  the Havre de Grace Colored and Consolidated Schools, from1910 to 1965.  




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