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February 2018

SSM Film Series: “Hometown Habitat”

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, 20860 United States
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$10

Hometown Habitat is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.

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Sandy Spring Museum Cabaret

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, 20860 United States
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Relax with friends in a cabaret-esque environment at Sandy Spring Museum – Winter Cabaret & Cocktails. This week featuring the Charles Rahman Woods Trio. $20/members, $25/non-members.

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Black History Walking Tour

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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$8

Tour the grounds and buildings of Woodlawn Manor Culture Park with a focus on the role enslaved labor played on this 19th-century farm. For ages 8 and older. Registration required.

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Discovery Days: Archaeology

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gaithersburg Community Museum, 9 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, 20877 United States
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free

Stop by the Gaithersburg Community Museum and try your hand at some archaeological skills while learning how archaeology can teach us about the past.

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A Walk in Father Henson’s Footsteps

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Josiah Henson Park, 11420 Old Georgetown Rd.
N. Bethesda, MD 20852 United States
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free

Celebrate Black History Month and learn about the extraordinary life of Josiah Henson whose autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Screening of the documentary, “The Search for Josiah Henson” at 12, 1, 2, & 3pm.

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The Living Museum

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandy Spring Slave Museum, 18524 Brooke Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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Celebrate Black History Month at the Sandy Spring Slave Museum with the program: "The Living Museum: A Live Interactive Experience." For more information email: sssmevents@gmail.com.

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African American CCC Camps

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd
Potomac, 20854 United States
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Visit the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center along the C&O Canal for a presentation on African American Civilian Conservation Corps camps along the C&O Canal from 1938 - 1942. RSVP requested; limited to 25. Sponsored by C&O Canal Trust and the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

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The Living Museum

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandy Spring Slave Museum, 18524 Brooke Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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Celebrate Black History Month at the Sandy Spring Slave Museum with the program: "The Living Museum: A Live Interactive Experience." For more information email: sssmevents@gmail.com.

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African Americans during the Civil War

February 27 @ 12:45 am
Benjamin Gaither Center, 80A Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States
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free

The role of African Americans in Montgomery County during the Civil War will be discussed by historian Susan Soderberg.

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March 2018

Colonial Taverns: Spirits of the Chesapeake

March 2 @ 7:00 pm
Gaithersburg Community Museum, 9 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, 20877 United States
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$10

Rod Cofield, Dir. of Historic London Town and Gardens, will discuss the 18th-century  inns and taverns in the Chesapeake region. Tastings start at 7pm with the talk starting at 7:30pm. $10; 21 and over.

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