Stanley Institute

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Stanley Institute

This 19th century one-room African American schoolhouse was moved to this location in 1867. It is one of the oldest Maryland schools to be organized and maintained by a black community. It ceased operations as a school in July 1966. The school was named in honor of the Reverend Ezekiel Stanley. Between 1867 and 1962, the youth in the African-American community of Christ Rock attended this school, also known as Rock School, which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The school serves a reminder of what schools were like back in the years between the Civil War and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.

Open by appointment. Groups welcome.

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Intersection of Route 16 West & Bayly Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-6657 (p)
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