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Odenton Heritage Society Open House

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Sunday, February 5, the Odenton Heritage Society will celebrate Black History Month with a display about Sappington School, which welcomed Black grade school pupils during segregation from the early 1920s to the late 1940s.  Local support made possible Odenton’s first educational facility for African Americans.  When Anne Arundel County constructed a large, replacement school for white children in 1921, Macedonia Methodist Church, an African American congregation, obtained a small, surplus building at Camp Meade and moved it to the church grounds so that Black children could receive a comparable education, though not in an equal facility.  Featuring photographs of pupils and African American teachers, the display documents Sappington School through 1949, when a modern consolidated school several miles away replaced Sappington and other small, local schools in use by area Black children.  The display also includes Sappington School’s later use as a church social hall and its demolition in the 1970s.  Hours are from 1 pm to 4 pm, and admission to the display and community museum is free.  The Odenton Heritage Society Historical Center is located at 1367 Odenton Road.

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Date:
February 5
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue

Odenton Heritage Society Historical Center
1367 Odenton Road
Odenton, MD
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