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Historic Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse Email
Town of Sykesville/Hist. District Comm.

7547 Main Street
Sykesville, MD 21784-7364

410-795-8959 - voice
410-795-3818 - fax

Office HoursOpen by appointment
Contact 1Patricia Greenwald
Schoolhouse Coordinator
410-795-8959 - voice
SchoolHouse@sykesville.net
PurposeTo preserve a piece of local African-American history, allowing it to teach today's children lessons on local heritage.
ServiceThis historic schoolhouse has been restored and furnished to its 1904 appearance, but today teaches area children of all ethnicities and ages. A variety of field trips and tours are available for students, church youth groups and Scouts ages kindergarten through grade 12. A nominal fee will be charged for each student. In addition, community organizations may rent the structure upon request. Eventually, week-long summer workshops on African-American history will be offered to local children. As a museum, the building is a repository for artifacts which give testimony to the African-American experience in southern Carroll County. Those with an affiliation to the schoolhouse are being sought for oral history experiences. Periodic special events will bring alumni, teachers, and former residents back to the building. Volunteer opportunities exist for "schoolmarms," students needing service learning credit, churches, Scouts, and other interested individuals. To request a brochure or schedule an appointment, contact Ms. Greenwald.
Area ServedServes Carroll County.
SubjectsEducation, History, Museums, Volunteers - Needed
Last Updated30 April 2019