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Final Free Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House of the Season, Scheduled for October 2, 2021

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), will be offering the final free Open House for visitors and the community at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse in Drayden, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. The monthly open houses will resume at the beginning of 2022. The Drayden African American Schoolhouse is one of the nation’s best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses. Its story represents a significant part of St. Mary’s County’s African American history. Visitors are invited to learn more about the restored schoolhouse, its rich history and its importance to education in St. Mary’s County. Hear the real stories about how African American students learned in this school up until the mid-20th century. “The Division encourages the public to attend this final open house at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse and learn more about this important piece of our county’s African American history,” says Karen Stone, Manager of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division. “We further appreciate the continuing support of the volunteers who operate it for us, most of whom are members of the UCAC.” Volunteers will be available on-site during the open houses to share […]

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