Hosanna School Museum

Hosanna School Museum Hosanna School was the first of three public schools built in Harford County in 1867 by the Freedmen's Bureau after The Civil War. This organization’s main goal is to preserve and share this landmark and the history and culture associated with it.
Harford County's First Public School for African Americans
(9)

A 501(c) non-profit organization.

Mission: The mission of Hosanna School Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Harford County, Maryland through the lens of the African American experience within national contexts.

Mike Dixon, Historian
07/30/2019

Mike Dixon, Historian

Mike Dixon, Historian
07/30/2019

Mike Dixon, Historian

Thank you to all who attended the open house at McComas Institute on Saturday.  Continue to follow our progress by follo...
07/30/2019

Thank you to all who attended the open house at McComas Institute on Saturday.
Continue to follow our progress by following us here on Facebook!

MCCOMAS INSTITUTE, July 27, 2019 -- Saturday the Hosanna School Museum held an open house at the McComas Institue, a Freedmen's Bureau School in western Harford County. The Institute and the Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Joppa were acquired a couple of years ago by the Hosanna Museum. Restoration work is currently being done on the property and this was a chance for the community to see the historic schoolhouse.

For more information on Hosanna visit this link
https://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org/about-hosanna/

Yes She Can
07/28/2019

Yes She Can

Hosanna School Museum
06/23/2019

Hosanna School Museum

ho·san·na
/hōˈzanə/
exclamation

noun
1.
an expression of adoration, praise, or joy.

HOSANNA! HOSANNA! HOSANNA!

THANK YOU to ALL and EVERY patron, sponsor, attendee, passerby, vendor, volunteer, board and committee member for HOSANNA SCHOOL MUSEUM’S 2019 JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL‼️

ho·san·na/hōˈzanə/exclamationnoun1.an expression of adoration, praise, or joy.HOSANNA! HOSANNA! HOSANNA! THANK YOU  to A...
06/23/2019

ho·san·na
/hōˈzanə/
exclamation

noun
1.
an expression of adoration, praise, or joy.

HOSANNA! HOSANNA! HOSANNA!

THANK YOU to ALL and EVERY patron, sponsor, attendee, passerby, vendor, volunteer, board and committee member for HOSANNA SCHOOL MUSEUM’S 2019 JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL‼️

Just a hint of the vendors for #HSM2019JUNTEENTH
06/22/2019

Just a hint of the vendors for #HSM2019JUNTEENTH

African Diaspora
06/20/2019

African Diaspora

NPHC of Greater Atlanta
06/20/2019

NPHC of Greater Atlanta

JUBILANT JUNETEENTH to all! Please gather with your families and friends today and celebrate a uniquely African-American holiday. Invite folks over for a BBQ, patronize a black establishment, raise a toast in remembrance of the quadricentennial anniversary of our forced arrival in this country, or read black history stories to children. There are so many ways to pay homage to our ancestors. We encourage you to choose one and make it an annual tradition for your family and friends.✊🏿 #celebrateblackness #celebrateyourown

06/20/2019
John Faison Sr

Since we all have jobs....
See you and yours on Saturday June 22, from 12 noon -6pm.

Happy Juneteenth, folks!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
06/20/2019

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. commemorates #Juneteenth and the announcement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865.

Hosanna School Museum
06/13/2019

Hosanna School Museum

Your mailbox, yard and or business want to tell everyone about Juneteenth 2019 at Hosanna School Museum‼️

MESSAGE HSM your contact name and address to make sure you tell everyone passing by June 22, 12 noon - 6pm is the place to be‼️

Thanks for your support to Mr. Anthony at Salon Suites in Edgewood‼️

Your mailbox, yard and or business want to tell everyone about Juneteenth 2019 at Hosanna School Museum‼️MESSAGE HSM you...
06/13/2019

Your mailbox, yard and or business want to tell everyone about Juneteenth 2019 at Hosanna School Museum‼️

MESSAGE HSM your contact name and address to make sure you tell everyone passing by June 22, 12 noon - 6pm is the place to be‼️

Thanks for your support to Mr. Anthony at Salon Suites in Edgewood‼️

06/10/2019
Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum - LCJM
05/24/2019

Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum - LCJM

2 days away . . . Jazz, Food, Edu-tainment: Celebrate Lillie Carroll Jackson Day!

Tomorrow is the Big Day!. There is nothing like Jazz in the city. . .Make sure to get your tickets.
05/24/2019

Tomorrow is the Big Day!. There is nothing like Jazz in the city. . .Make sure to get your tickets.

2 days away . . . Jazz, Food, Edu-tainment: Celebrate Lillie Carroll Jackson Day!

If you missed Dr. Kaye in Havre de Grace at the Phenomenal Woman Program, you can see her at the Lillie Carroll Jackson ...
05/15/2019

If you missed Dr. Kaye in Havre de Grace at the Phenomenal Woman Program, you can see her at the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum! I'll be there!

Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., is a phenomenal speaker!

She is an award-winning Associate Professor of Communications and African and African American Studies at Loyola University and the Founding Executive Director of the Emilie Frances Davis Center for Education, Research, and Culture.

She is the author of four award-winning books, a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and was a 2016-2017 guest commentator and Op-Ed columnist for WYPR 88.1 FM and the Baltimore Sun.
She can also be heard weekdays on WEAA 88.9 FM
as the host of "Today with Dr. Kaye."

Join us as we celebrate and engage with Dr. Kaye!
She will be signing books following the program.

You can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lillie-carroll-jackson-day-tickets-60878198330?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This pop-up exhibit and living biography presentation is awesome. The exhibit includes artifacts!
04/20/2019

This pop-up exhibit and living biography presentation is awesome. The exhibit includes artifacts!

Join us for "Verda's Place" Exhibit on the Move, a pop up exhibit that tells the story of the late Senator Verda Freeman Welcome, the nation’s first Black woman State Senator. Elected to Maryland’s Senate in 1969 after 11 years as an educator in Baltimore City, Senator Welcome’s story is one of perseverance and commitment to change. Learn more about her life and legacy through this traveling exhibition, artifacts from the full Verda’s Place: An Homage to a Valiant Woman exhibition on display at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, and a re-enactment by trained griot (storyteller) Janice Greene.

April 23, 6 to 8 pm. at the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum.

Thank you and hope to see you then!

Thank you to the Ladies of Harford County’s Mu Gamma Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho‼️💙💛🐩 and their wonderful Rhosebuds...
04/13/2019

Thank you to the Ladies of Harford County’s Mu Gamma Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho‼️💙💛🐩 and their wonderful Rhosebuds and Rhowers‼️‼️💙💛🐩
Looking forward to the next visit‼️‼️

03/29/2019
Thank you to the Harford County Delegation of elected officials for the proclamation honoring Founder’s Day.
03/29/2019

Thank you to the Harford County Delegation of elected officials for the proclamation honoring Founder’s Day.

A Visit to Verda’s Place | Bay Weekly
03/01/2019
A Visit to Verda’s Place | Bay Weekly

A Visit to Verda’s Place | Bay Weekly

      In 1962, Verda Freeman Welcome became the first African American woman elected to a state senate. Seven years later, she introduced legislation creating the first ethnic commission in the United States, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. In celebration of the C...

We say thank you to all who came out, honored and learned during African American History Month at Hosanna! If you didn'...
02/28/2019

We say thank you to all who came out, honored and learned during African American History Month at Hosanna!

If you didn't make it, don't worry ... you have the other 12 months of the year to come take a look back at Hosanna History!

As we close out the month of February, we thank Mrs. Christine Tolbert and WBAL's Barry Sims and crew for highlighting t...
02/27/2019
Harford County's first school for blacks turned into museum

As we close out the month of February, we thank Mrs. Christine Tolbert and WBAL's Barry Sims and crew for highlighting the history of Hosanna School Museum and some of the life experiences of African American's in Harford County and Maryland.


https://www.wbaltv.com/article/harford-countys-first-school-for-blacks-turned-museum/26555148

The Hosanna School originally opened in 1867 following the Emancipation Proclamation's freeing of slaves.

06/24/2018
Mike

Mike

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Hosanna on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I AM READY FOR SPRING. Come on out on Saturday and reclaim spring, no matter how much snow i...
03/22/2018

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I AM READY FOR SPRING. Come on out on Saturday and reclaim spring, no matter how much snow is on the ground. Peter will be demonstrating making spring hats at 1:00. It will be a lot of fun watching him create, yes, spring hats. 👒👒👒Come join me at Hosanna School Museum, 2424 Castleton Road in Darlington. www.hosanannaschoolmuseum.org.

Hosanna School Museum's March Open House, Saturday March 24, 2018 from 12 to 3 P.M. (FREE)
Peter Byrd, local milliner (hat maker) and author will be displaying his unique and one of a kind "Church Crowns". The perfect gift to match your Easter or Mother's Day outfit, handbag or shoes. Stop by and talk with Peter and try on one or more of his beautiful creations. See you there!

Hosanna School Museum's March Open House, Saturday March 24, 2018 from 12 to 3 P.M.  (FREE)Peter Byrd, local milliner (h...
03/12/2018

Hosanna School Museum's March Open House, Saturday March 24, 2018 from 12 to 3 P.M. (FREE)
Peter Byrd, local milliner (hat maker) and author will be displaying his unique and one of a kind "Church Crowns". The perfect gift to match your Easter or Mother's Day outfit, handbag or shoes. Stop by and talk with Peter and try on one or more of his beautiful creations. See you there!

Many thanks to our friends at Delmarva History for the wonderful photos from our MLK Celebration!
01/20/2018

Many thanks to our friends at Delmarva History for the wonderful photos from our MLK Celebration!

Darlington -- This historic African-American Schoolhouse echoed with the sounds of celebration today as a large crowd gathered to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, the program focused on the role of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the wife of Dr. King. She marched hand-in-hand with her husband throughout the turbulent 50's and 60's to gain equal rights for African-Americans. The celebration was sponsored by the Hosanna School Museum and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Xi Delta Omega Chapter As the program got underway, the every seat in the old school was filled and people lined the walls, enjoying the excellent program.

Click here for more information on the Hosanna School Museum http://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org/

08/19/2017

Well FB, fans you snoozed and lost. The UGRR Tour next weekend is sold out!

Juneteenth Celebration
06/22/2017

Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration
06/21/2017

Juneteenth Celebration

Many thanks to Harford County Living for featuring our Juneteenth Celebration Festival on their website. For more inform...
05/15/2017
Harford County Living

Many thanks to Harford County Living for featuring our Juneteenth Celebration Festival on their website.

For more information on the event or Hosanna School Museum, please visit: hosannaschoolmuseum.org.

Hosanna School Museum 150th Anniversary Celebration #HarfordCounty #HarfordHistory

Come and enjoy a tour of the National Historic Districts of Berkley and Darlington, to include an Underground Railroad s...
04/25/2017

Come and enjoy a tour of the National Historic Districts of Berkley and Darlington, to include an Underground Railroad station and settlements of the Society of Friends (Quakers).You will cover territory travelled by Marquis de Lafayette as they journeyed to Yorktown. You’ll visit Harford County’s first public school for African Americans.

April 29, 2017 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
*Lunch is included*

Visit hosannaschoolmuseum.org for tickets or call 410-457-4161 to reserve your spot.

Pictures from our 150th Anniversary Banquet
04/19/2017

Pictures from our 150th Anniversary Banquet

Pictures from our 150th Anniversary Banquet

04/04/2017
Fox 45 Interview

Check out the Hosanna School Museum interview on Fox 45!

WJZ-13 CBS-Baltimore is interesting in Hosanna School Museum and all the great work we are doing and all the fascinating...
03/09/2017

WJZ-13 CBS-Baltimore is interesting in Hosanna School Museum and all the great work we are doing and all the fascinating history we are reviving. So they invited Iris Leigh Barnes and Christine Tolbert onto their show "On Time" with Marcus Washington. Check them out on the set! The interview segment will air on Sunday March 19. We'll keep you posted.

Come out this Saturday to meet these authors who share their family stories and how they impacted the community.
02/23/2017

Come out this Saturday to meet these authors who share their family stories and how they impacted the community.

Address

2424 Castleton Rd
Darlington, MD
21034

General information

Hosanna School, also known as the Berkley School, was the first of three public schools built in Harford County in 1867 by the Freedmen's Bureau soon after the conclusion of The Civil War. The building of these schools was mandated by law across all of the former slave-holding states for the purpose of educating the recently freed African Americans. The property upon which Hosanna stands was first owned by a free African American man name Cupid Paca. In 1822 Paca bought fifty acres of land running from Berkley into Darlington. When he died, his holdings were divided among his surviving children. In the mid-1800's Cupid Paca's son, James, sold 1/4 acre of his share of inherited land to be used as "a school house lot". The Freedmen's Bureau funded the construction of a two story framed building which was used as a schoolhouse, a community meeting place, and a church. In 1879 the operation of the school was assumed by the Harford County School Commissioners. In 1907 the school building was actually condemned for use as a schoolhouse for local African American children until 1946. In 1948, Hosanna Community House, Inc. was formed by African American men in the community so they they could continue to have a community meeting place. In the late 1950's Huricane Hazel sheered off the top floor of the building. The corporation, with its limited funds, preserved what was left of the building by placing a roof on the remaining structure. After these repairs, the building was once again uses as a community center, particularly by The Boy Scouts. In 1983 the corporation received funding from the State of Maryland to stabilize the building. Actual restoration of the remaining floor of the building began in 1993. A grand opening and dedication of the partially restored Hosanna School took place on September 10, 1994. Restroom facilities and a handicapped access ramp were added. In September of 2005, the final restoration of the second floor was achieved. After several stages, it now stands as the original two-story structure.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Hosanna School Museum posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Hosanna School Museum:

Videos

Category

Nearby museums

Comments

My mother, Olivia Turner, [nee Haines] attended the school in the 1920's.
Founders' Day 2019
The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Hosanna on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
90 to 100% chance of rain. What is the policy?
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at the Hosanna School Museum -- Monday. Jan. 15, 2018.