The Museum

The Museum showcases an upper elementary age classroom that often combined several grades of children. Also included is historical information about all of the African American schools in Currituck County, beginning in 1868 through the 1950’s. Former students have shared many stories from their time at one or more of these schools. Exhibits speak to the cultural heritage of living in a rural, poor and coastal county in North Carolina.

The HJCS Museum is open on Wednesdays, from 10:00 - 3:00 to all visitors. Donations are welcomed and encouraged in lieu of admission fee.

The Museum is able to accommodate tours and school groups up to the building capacity of 60. Please contact HJCS by to make arrangements.

Location: 7302 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC (map + directions)

Parking: parking is adjacent to the Museum on the south side of the building.


Exhibits were designed by Riggs Ward Design in Richmond, Va. | Exhibit fabrications by Explus.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places | December 11, 2009