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Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House

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Feb 6

  • Location: Drayden African American Schoolhouse
  • Time:
    11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

In honor of Black History Month, learn more about one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses, located right here in St. Mary's County.

Check out the restored schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance to education in St. Mary's County. Hear the real stories about how African American students learned up until the mid-20th century.
Staff and volunteers will be available for tours and to answer any questions and provide information.

The Museum Division also offers special programs for school, bus and other tour groups who would like to visit the site. Visitors who would like to see the schoolhouse outside these hours can contact Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to arrange a visit at 301-994-1471.

Co-hosted by UCAC - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions and the St. Mary's County Museum Division.

NOTE: Masks are required for all patrons and distancing measures are in effect. Sanitizer and masks are available for the public and staff will be masked.

Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House

18287 Cherryfield Road
Drayden, Maryland 20630