Pocomoke City, Maryland

"The friendliest town on the Eastern Shore"

Juneteenth Celebration with Guest Speaker at The Sturgis One Room School Museum, Posted 5/22/2023

Kim Jones

Board President, Sturgis One Room School Museum


May 21, 2023 

For immediate release

Press release

Join the Sturgis One Room School Museum in Pocomoke for their 2nd Juneteenth celebration block party with food, fun, and fellowship. Join us in Pocomoke for various free events celebrating Juneteenth at the Sturgis One Room School Museum at 209 Willow Street, Pocomoke, MD 21851.

On Friday, June 16th, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. enjoy lite refreshments and a presentation by Dr. Clara Small on African American History and Juneteenth. Dr. Clara Small is an Emerita Professor of History at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. For nearly 40 years, she taught World Civilizations, Civil Rights in American Society, African American History, and related topics. She has authored and co-authored several books since 1998.

On Saturday, June 17th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 209 Willow Street in Pocomoke, everyone is invited to enjoy free tours of the Sturgis Museum, door prizes, a bounce house for kids, music by DJ Rob Little, and great food. Guest speakers include Sharnell Tull a.k.a. Sista Big, community partners, and more. Sidewalk vendors include baked goods, community resources, jewelry, Juneteenth apparel, sunglasses, and more. 

Vendors are still accepted and registration is open at sturgisschoolmuseum.com/events. If you want to join the event planning committee or be listed in our souvenir booklet, please email Board President Kim Jones at  sturgismuseum5@gmail.com.

The Sturgis One Room School Museum is the only African American One Room School in Worcester County retaining its original integrity. This event will bring together descendants of Sturgis students, past and present board members, as well as community partners. Everyone is invited. Learn more or make a donation at sturgisschoolmuseum.com.

Kimberly Jones

Board of Directors President

443-366-4471 (mobile)


Sturgis One Room School Museum

209 Willow St., Pocomoke, MD 21851

P.O. Box 697, Pocomoke, MD 21851

Email:  sturgismuseum5@gmail.com

Website:  https://www.sturgisschoolmuseum.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sturgisoneroomschool






Pay Bills Online

Our online utility billing application gives you access to your account 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It's a convenient way to pay your bills on your own time - with no waiting!

Scan this QR code with your mobile device or click here to get started!

Business Hours

Hours of Operation - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Numbers

City Hall: 410-957-1333
Housing Dept: 410-957-1633
Water Dept: 410-957-2521
Public Works: 410-957-0107
Animal Control: 410-632-1340
Police Non-emergency: 410-957-1600
Ambulance Non-emergency: 410-957-3600
Fire Company Non-emergency: 410-957-1023

Problems or concerns that are not an emergency please click here to email.