The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Museum, listed on the National Register for Historic Places, is open to visitors on Wednesdays.

The stories from many former students who attended the Currituck County African American schools prior to de-segregation are being told. They are stories about our heritage in rural Currituck County. They are stories from those who also were encouraged to expand their education and go on to become teachers, school administrators, businessmen, and workers in many trades.

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A Taste of Old & NewA Taste of Old & New

The new HJCS Cookbook, a collection of recipes and stories is available to be purchased at the Museum for $18.

Eagle Scout Project

My name is Jonah H.,

I am a Boy Scout with troop 116 and hold the rank of Life Scout. I am working toward my Eagle rank. The Eagle project I am working towards is constructing benches and picnic tables at the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Museum, in Currituck County, NC.

I chose to take this project on because this is a historic place and a new museum and I like to help people in need. I am building 3 tables and 4 benches and laying some gravel to help visitors at this historic site have a place to sit and relax. All donations would be greatly appreciated and would help my Eagle project and the HJCS Museum greatly.

Your donation to the HJCS Museum will be tax deductible and any amount is greatly appreciated. My goal is to complete this project by the end of June 2016. Please send your donation to the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Association (P.O. Box 254, Jarvisburg, NC 27947) or click on the button below to may an online donation using PayPal or a credit card.

Thank You,
Jonah H.

About Us

The mission of the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Association shall be for the preservation and dissemination of information about the history and culture of the Colored People and Schools in Currituck County, North Carolina from 1868-1950’s.

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places | December 11, 2009