Black History Month Open House at the U.S. Colored Troops Interpretive Center – Free

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Come see the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) medal of honor winner exhibits. On the trail between the Lexington Manor Passive Park and John G. Lancaster Park, you can learn about the Civil War era in St. Mary's County and the African American troops on interpretive panels that lead to the statue of the soldier. Inside the building, you can learn about the local medal of honor winners who served in the Colored Troops and fought for the Union during the Civil War. There is also an exhibit about the segregated school system in the county, including information about the Drayden African American Schoolhouse, which is open by appointment and on the first Saturday of the month, April through October. Free admission.