An impressive depiction of North Carolina’s African American educational system can be found at the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School in Currituck County. The Jarvisburg School is an ideal field trip destination for African American History Month.
The Museum is housed in the former Jarvisburg Colored School, and is representative of the educational facilities available to African American students from 1868 to the 1950s.
An upper elementary classroom is a step back in time to a period where several grades of students might fill the desks. For generations the School was a central gathering place for the African American community, and it stands once again today as a magnet for students and visitors.
More information on the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School is available at www.historicjarvisburgcoloredschool.com. To launch African American History Month 2015, the North Carolina Museum of History hosts the 14th annual African American Cultural Celebration. The Celebration will be held on January 31, and brings together dozens of talented African American storytellers, writers, dancers, chefs and craftsmen to pay tribute to their shared culture and heritage.