Sturgis One Room School
While you are in the Ocean City area, you should stop by and check out the Sturgis One Room School Museum. The location was formerly known as the Sturgis School. The facility is the only African American one-room school in Worcester County retaining its original integrity. The building is a small structure that was constructed about 100 years ago. The original land was purchased by William Sturgis.
The Sturgis One Room School was in operation for 37 years. One teacher taught grades one through seven until it shut down in 1937. When the school was closed, the students were transferred to the Stephen Long School located in the town of Pocomoke City, Maryland. For several years the school served as the home for William Sturgis.
When you visit the Sturgis One Room School, you will have the opportunity to see the desks that were used during the early 20th century as well as other interesting artifacts from that particular time period. You will learn about the history of the African American education system as part of the experience. The facility also includes the Heritage House. It is a one-room house that contains several fascinating artifacts. You will find washboards, tubs, and other memorabilia throughout the house.
When you are done visiting the school, your group can enjoy the natural beauty of the Pocomoke Riverfront, shop at one of the many stores, grab a bite to eat at one of the city’s restaurants or relax on the beach. On the Pocomoke River, you can do activities such as kayak, canoe, boat, or jet ski. Guests can also walk on the Pocomoke Nature Trail and take in the views of the beautiful landscape.