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.

May 7 Fundraiser

Come tour the museum and have a meal prepared by Leon Saunders, noted cook who has several recipes in the new HJCS cookbook.

Cost to eat in or take a "To Go" box is $10.

Time: 11:00 a.m. until gone!

Menu: Fried fish or fried chicken, plus two sides and hush puppies

Location: 7300 Caratoke Highway, adjacent to the HJCS Museum


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