Havre de Grace Colored School Museum

555 Alliance Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

The Havre de Grace Colored School holds special distinction of being the first public high school for African Americans in Harford County, Maryland. The initial portion of the school was built in 1910 and served as an elementary school for African-American children. In 1930, as a result of parental prayers and petitions, the county expanded the building to accommodate a high school. More than just brick and mortar, the 109-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.