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.
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Harford County's First Public School for African Americans

Harford County's First Public School for African Americans

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.

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10/01/2020
Maryland Lynching Memorial Project

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Hosanna School Museum wants to thank the Maryland Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities for h...
09/01/2020

Hosanna School Museum wants to thank the Maryland Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities for helping to keep our museum running. Funding has been provided to Hosanna School Museum from Maryland Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. #MDHumanitiesCARES, #MDHumanities, @MDHumanities, and @NEHgov

07/16/2020
Hosanna Juneteenth Celebration 2020

Hoanna's Juneteenth Celebration 2020 -- The Great Mask Giveaway and Sale. additional coverage from WBAL.

More news coverage of Juneteenth 2020 at Hosanna.

DARLINGTON – "The Hosanna School Museum hosted its 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration with a Great Mask Giveaway and Sale...
07/08/2020
Hosanna School Museum’s 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Commemorates 400 Years of Perseverance Through History, Culture and Achievement | Afro

DARLINGTON – "The Hosanna School Museum hosted its 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration with a Great Mask Giveaway and Sale of Afro-centric, hand-crafted face coverings to support black-owned and small businesses while helping to protect against the coronavirus, which has disproportionately affected people of color. This year’s celebration also included two free virtual events, which featured an open dialogue on racial injustice and family-friendly “edutainment.” . . . "

The article continues on the Afro.

The Hosanna School Museum wishes to thank the Maryland Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities for helping to keep our museum running. Funding has been provided to Hosanna School Museum from Maryland Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.
#MDHumanitiesCARES #MDHumanities @MDHumanities #NEHcares @nehgov

Hosanna School Museum’s 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Commemorates 400 Years of Perseverance Through History, Culture and Achievement Featured Events Support Black-Owned Businesses, Highlight Racial Injustice and Provide “Edu-Tainment” for the Entire Family DARLINGTON, Md. – The Hosanna ...

Harford’s Hosanna School Museum hosts Juneteenth celebration, featuring ‘Afro-centric’ face coverings
06/26/2020
Harford’s Hosanna School Museum hosts Juneteenth celebration, featuring ‘Afro-centric’ face coverings

Harford’s Hosanna School Museum hosts Juneteenth celebration, featuring ‘Afro-centric’ face coverings

The Hosanna School Museum in Darlington hosted its fourth annual Juneteenth Celebration last week with a Great Mask Giveaway and Sale of Afro-centric, hand-crafted face coverings to support Black-owned and small businesses while helping to protect against the coronavirus, which has disproportionatel...

Happy Juneteenth! Celebrate with us at Hosanna School Museum's Virtual Celebration this evening and Great Mask Giveaway ...
06/19/2020
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Happy Juneteenth! Celebrate with us at Hosanna School Museum's Virtual Celebration this evening and Great Mask Giveaway and Sale tomorrow. Here is the link for more information and to discover a few black-owned businesses and great local talent. https://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org/ Also, enjoy the Google doodle of the day. Very inspiring. "Let us march on until victory is won."
--Peace.
#GoogleDoodle

Hello Everyone, we are celebrating Juneteenth this weekend with a Virtual Event tomorrow evening at 6pm with a great lin...
06/18/2020

Hello Everyone, we are celebrating Juneteenth this weekend with a Virtual Event tomorrow evening at 6pm with a great line-up of special guests and "edu-tainment." On Saturday, we are hosting the Great Mask Give-Away and Sale, featuring Afrocentric masks and promoting Black-owned businesses.

Check out photos to see the creative and beautiful masks that will be available: The famous artist Synthia Saint James is even contributing to this fundraising effort.

Go to our Juneteenth page to register and for more information. https://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org/juneteenth-festival/.

Hello Everyone, we are celebrating Juneteenth this weekend with a Virtual Event tomorrow evening at 6pm with a great line-up of special guests and "edu-tainment." On Saturday, we are hosting the Great Mask Give-Away and Sale, featuring Afrocentric masks and promoting Black-owned businesses.

Check out photos to see the creative and beautiful masks that will be available: The famous artist Synthia Saint James is even contributing to this fundraising effort.

Go to our Juneteenth page to register and for more information. https://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org/juneteenth-festival/.

Hello Everyone, we are celebrating Juneteenth this weekend with a Virtual Event tomorrow evening at 6pm with a great lin...
06/18/2020

Hello Everyone, we are celebrating Juneteenth this weekend with a Virtual Event tomorrow evening at 6pm with a great line-up of special guests and "edu-tainment." On Saturday, we are hosting the Great Mask Give-Away and Sale, featuring Afrocentric masks and promoting Black-owned businesses.

Check out photos to see the creative and beautiful masks that will be available: The famous artist Synthia Saint James is even contributing to this fundraising effort.

Go to our Juneteenth page to register and for more information. https://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org/juneteenth-festival/.

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
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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

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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.

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Hello Everyone, we are celebrating Juneteenth this weekend with a Virtual Event tomorrow evening at 6pm with a great line-up of special guests and "edu-tainment." On Saturday, we are hosting the Great Mask Give-Away and Sale, featuring Afrocentric masks and promoting Black-owned businesses. Check out photos to see the creative and beautiful masks that will be available: The famous artist Synthia Saint James is even contributing to this fundraising effort. Go to our Juneteenth page to register and for more information. https://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org/juneteenth-festival/.
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.