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Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the months ahead.





Celebrating the Life and Legacy of 

Dr. George T. Stansbury

The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. will host a series of events to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. George T. Stansbury.


Scheduled Events You Don't Want to Miss

  • January 22, 2022- The Opening of the Memorial Tribute, Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12 pm to 3 pm.
  • February 5, 2022, Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest and tribute to Dr. Stansbury.
  • March 26, 2022, Phenomenal People Celebration and tribute display and reception in honor of Dr. Stansbury.
  • March 30, 2022, National Doctors’ Day – an online celebration.
  • May 30, 2022, a birthday celebration and cake.
  • July 2022 (Event and date TBD)
  • August 14, 2022,  an open house and tour of the HCSMCC and displays in honor of Dr. Stansbury.
  • October 15, 2022, Unity Event at the HCSMCC to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Stansbury.
  • November 2022, Giving of Thanks – an online tribute to Dr. Stansbury.
  • December 29, 2022, Kwanzaa Celebration – Dr. Larry Ford, a Havre de Grace Consolidated School student, will discuss his success as a prominent physician his experience integrating Havre de Grace High School and attending the prestigious Johns Hopkins University.  

See below for additional details


The 2022 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest

The 2022 Langston Hughes Oratorical Contest is scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2022

at the Cultural Center at the Opera House,

121 N. Union Avenue

Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078  


This year's contest will honor the late

 Dr. George T. Stansbury.



Click Here to Apply or for 

Additional Information


Phenomenal People Celebration

The HCSMCC will honor

 six phenomenal former students of the 

Havre de Grace Colored School.  On display will be a tribute to the late Dr. George T. Stansbury.

March 26, 2022 

2 pm to 4 pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House

121 Union Ave.

Havre de Grace, Md. 21078.

For more information, please 

contact 443-939-0366.

Reception

Immediately following the event, the HCSMCC will host a reception that is free to the public.  Attendees will be able to tour the museum and the special exhibit in honor of the late 

Dr. George T. Stansbury. 


5 pm until

555 Alliance Street

Havre de Grace, Md 21078


Corvette Car Show

The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. will host the 3rd Annual Top Flight Corvette Club Car Show

May 21, 2022

(Time TBD)

At the HCSMCC

555 Alliance Street

Havre de Grace, Md 21078



The 2022 Annual Arts, Wine & Jazz Fest

The 5th Annual Arts, Wine, & Jazz Fest 

is tentatively scheduled 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

12 pm to 6 pm

The Susquehanna Lock House Museum, 

817 Conesteo Street, 

Havre de Grace, MD 21078.  




Let's Jazz it Up

This event showcases a number of artisans, wineries, distilleries, and live jazz performances by talented musicians. Participants can sample or purchase wine and spirits directly from producers. Delicious

festival food is also available from an array of food vendors.

Price Includes:

Souvenir festive wine glass

(not included for designated driver tickets)

Unlimited wine and spirit sampling

Or full pours by the glasses or closed bottles of

spirits are available for purchase.

ID is required for anyone participating in

the wine and spirits tasting (must be 21 years or older).

Limited parking is available.

Additional details will follow. For more information, please contact 443-939-0366.


TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE SOON

Open House

The Havre de Grace Colored  School 

Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. will host 

an open house and brunch 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

from 10 am to 2 pm.

Visitors will be able to tour the museum and 

view the special exhibit in honor of the late

Dr. George T. Stansbury. 


(Tickets for the Brunch will be Available in May 2022)


The 3rd Annual Unity Event

The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. will host the 3rd Annual  Unity Event

October 16,  2022

(Time TBD)

At the HCSMCC

555 Alliance Street

Havre de Grace, Md 21078


The 3rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. will host the 3rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration featuring

Dr. Larry Ford, MD

former Havre de Grace Consolidated School 

December 29, 2022

(Time TBD)

At the HCSMCC

555 Alliance Street

Havre de Grace, Md 21078


Visit Harford 

Harford County, uniquely situated at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, has an abundance of activities. If you are looking for adventure, creative dining, hiking, biking… the list is long, it can be enjoyed here. If you just want to relax, look out over the Bay, reflect on history, or enjoy a quiet stroll through one of the top 5 topiary gardens in North America, you can find it here in Harford County.  The vibrant area offers visitors picturesque beauty, bustling urban centers, historic harbor towns, and a variety of world-class cultural and sports amenities.


Create your memories right here.

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   Visit Harford   


2018 Arts, Wine & Jazz Fest

Fundraiser

Led by Vera and Emmitt "Joe" Fletcher, members of Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. galvanized the community and raised more than $13,000 for the Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation.

The members of Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (PWCAC-DST, Inc.) teamed with Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (PLL, Inc.) to raise more than $13,000 to save the Havre de Grace (HdG) Colored School.

Vera Fletcher, a member of PWCAC, and her husband Emmitt Fletcher, a member of PLL, spearheaded the effort to help the Foundation preserve the Havre de Grace Colored School. Vera and Joe sent emails and made countless phone calls to bring attention to this noteworthy cause. They hosted a Gumbo & More Fundraiser that raised $2,000 in one day. In less than two weeks, Joe and Vera, the Sorors of PWCAC and the Brothers of PLL helped to raise more than $13,000. A job well done!

Gumbo & More Fundraiser

Vera and her husband Emmitt "Joe " Fletcher held a "Gumbo & More Fundraiser"to benefit the Colored School Foundation.

The one day event raised more $2,000 for the Colored School Foundation.

A Night of History

Eighth grade students from Havre de Grace Middle School held "A Night of History" to raise money and awareness for the Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation.

The family-friendly event included a silent auction, a concession, and other fun-filled activities. The students set a goal of $2,000 for the evening, but they raised a remarkable $4,500. All proceeds directly benefited the foundation.

Havre de Grace Middle School, 8th Grade Class

The students from the Havre de Grace Middle School raised a remarkable $4,500 to benefit the Havre de Grace Colored School.

Well Done!

Harford Mutual

2018 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest

To honor the Havre de Grace (HdG) Colored School's historic ties to Langston Hughes, the HdG Colored School Foundation hosted the 2018 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest on February 24, 2018, at Helping Hands Ministries, 3237 Level Rd, Churchville, MD 21028.

Six students performed original works inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem “Dreams." The students won scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. The event was sponsored by Dr. Roosevelt Barfield, DBA. 

The Winners of the 2018 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest

Middle School Contestants:

Ms. Nia Marie Webb

First Place Winner

8th Grade, Aberdeen Middle School

Mr. Ryan L. Parrish

Second Place Winner

7th Grade, Magnolia Middle School

Mr. Benjamin Davis

Third Place Winner

7th Grade, Trinity Lutheran Christian School   

High School Contestants:

Ms. Yisrael Raven Austin

First Place Winner

11th Grade, Havre de Grace High School

Ms. Nia Simone Hammett

Second Place Winner

12th Grade, Edgewood High School

Mr. Josce Fanny

Third Place Winner

11th Grade, Center for Educational Opportunity

Runners Up

Mr. Micah Davis 12th Grade, Harford technical high school

Mr. Nayimb Joyner 12th Grade, Aberdeen High School

Ms. Riya Patel 11th Grade, Bel Air High School

Mr. James Webb, Jr. 12th Grade, Edgewood High School

What people are saying

“A wonderful day and awesome turnout for the first (hopefully annual) Wine and Jazz Fest,” says Donna Lewis of Bel Air.

The HdG Colored School Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser

The HdG Colored School Foundation hosted its first fundraiser on January 28, 2017. Serving as keynote speaker was Bishop Roger L. Tatuem, Helping Hands Ministries.