Old Kennard High School

Old Kennard High School

410 Kidwell Avenue, Centreville

Kennard High School was the first and only secondary school in Queen Anne’s County for African Americans.  It served students in 7th-12th grades and opened in the fall of 1936.  The building consisted of four rooms, and cost $2,600 to build.  That cost did not include lights however, and the local African-American community donated money to purchase lights. The school operated until 1966, when schools in the Queen Anne’s County were integrated.

The Kennard Alumni Association has restored the building, creating a cultural arts center for the community, called Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center. The center provides a community meeting place, and is available to rent for special events. 443.239.2110

Open for touring the 1st Saturday of the month, May-October from 10am-2pm

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