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Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the months ahead.


Upcoming Events You Don't Want To Miss

Free to the Public

Kwanza Celebration

Thursday, December 29, 2022

11a.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrate the principles of Kwanzaa through sharing the life experiences of the life of Dr. George Thomas Stansbury. 

The event will have special activities geared towards elementary, middle and high school students. 

Special games, crafts, and giveaways will include:

-Kahoot game

-Coloring books

-Kwanzaa placemat design

-Door prizes and raffles

-Introduction of Youth Enrichment Society Kwanzaa Ambassadors

The event will also feature the Dr. Stansbury 

exhibit and museum tours.

Refreshments will be served.

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of 

Dr. George T. Stansbury


The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. dedicated 2022 to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. George T. Stansbury, class of 1939.


Seeking Contestants for the 2023 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest


Please Join Us for

This Great Scholarship Opportunity!

The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center is pleased to announce the 2023 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest. The contest provides a wonderful forum for students to develop their speaking, writing, and oratory skills while developing poise and confidence in an important life skill of public speaking.

Applications due by

Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Click below for more details.

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Thank You For Supporting Our 2022

Arts, Wine & Jazz Fest Fundraiser

2022 Arts, Wine & Jazz Fest Fundraiser

On behalf of the Board of the Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, Inc., thank you for attending the 2022 Arts, Wine, and Jazz Festival held at the Lock House Museum on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Your participation and presence are greatly appreciated. Each year this annual fundraiser event grows.  We were pleased this year to have more than 1,900 attendees from all over the area.  All proceeds from this annual fundraiser go towards the restoration and preservation of the historic Havre de Grace Colored School. 

Please mark your calendar for next year’s event which will be held on August 12, 2023.  Tell your friends and family and encourage them to join you in this celebration of summer, culture, and heritage. 


The Baltimore Sun wrote an amazing article on the festival. Please click the link below for more information.


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Baltimore Sun Article


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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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2022 Arts, Wine & Jazz Fest

Fundraiser

Check Out Our Past Events

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.