Clara Barton's Glen Echo home is a reflection of her dedication of serving the needs of others. Guided tours blend the incredible stories of her courage during the Civil War to her achievements with the American Red Cross within the settings she worked and lived in between 1897 and 1912.
House is shown by guided tour only on the hour.
Open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily Wednesdays through Sundays.
Apr 5 - Nov 1
Underground Railroad Experience Trail Hikes
Montgomery Parks offers guided hikes every Saturday at 10am from the Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park to historic Sandy Spring and back. The 2.0-mile hike along a wooded natural surface commemorates the involvement of Montgomery County residents in the Underground Railroad and celebrates the Quaker heritage and traditions of Sandy Spring. Hikers learn about various techniques that "freedom seekers" used to elude trackers, find food, and navigate their way North to freedom.
Apr 6 - Nov 2
Mongtomery Parks offers guided tours of this late 19th century one-room schoolhouse still existing in Montgomery County. Kingsley Schoolhouse is one of the few that remains in a basically unaltered state. It is being furnished to reflect its historic appearance in the late 1920s based on oral histories taken from former students. Check website for directions and parking information.
Apr 11 - Oct 25
Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park
Montgomery Parks offers guided tours of the Oakley Cabin on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 12-4pm. Oakley Cabin was one of three structures in this historic African American roadside community from emancipation to the 20th century. The dwelling was inhabited until 1976, and now provides hands-on living history experiences.
Apr 26 - Oct 25
Fenton Street Market
Every Saturday, Veteran's Plaza in the heart of downtown Silver Spring is transformed into a market featuring over 60 vendors. Fenton Street Market supports growth and development of locally-owned businesses and visitors a chance to shop for crafts, fine arts, vintage items, imported goods, and participate in community programs. Check website to see which vendors are participating each week.
Jun 5 - Jul 27
The Life of the Garden
Sandy Spring Museum presents an exhibit of mixed media pieces by artist Lisa Rosinni Johnson. What is a garden? What, and who thrives there? What can the flowers and fairies tell us about their world? The Life of the Garden explores these questions through photograhpy using optical scraps and devices of all kinds to express Ms. Johnson's artistic vision in a non-traditional way. Her images are inspired by local gardens and ballet dancers.
Jun 19 - Aug 28
Summer Concert Series at Glen Echo Park
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture offers music for family audiences under the glittering lights of the open-air Bumper Car Pavillion. Concert series offers a wide range of music including Clarence "The Blues Man" Turner, QuinTango and U.S. Navy Band.
Jun 19 - Aug 15
National Capital Trolley Museum Summer Program
The National Capital Trolley Museum offers special Summer Programs for children on Thursdays and Fridays with themed stories, crafts and video presentations presented from 10am to 2pm. Museum is open for regular visits on Saturdays and Sundays.
Jun 20 - Aug 31
Adventure Theatre Musical Theater Center presents the Victoria and Elizabeth Kann story about a little girl who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warning from her parents. Appropriate for all ages.
Jun 28 - Aug 2
Stone - a Celebration of Stone in Two and Three Dimensions
Hyattstown Mill Arts Project presents the new art exhibit on STONE. Opening reception will be held on June 28 from 2-4pm as part of the Heritage Days activities. Other events for the weekend will include music and children's activities. Mill Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
Salon Luncheon Series
Sandy Spring Museum's June 4th event is titled Religion and Local Traditions. Bring a bagged lunch and participate in the group discussion led by Susan Bond with a disparate personal religious experience. Group discussion will focus on many different religious traditions in Sandy Spring and Montgomery County communities. Free event from noon to 1pm. Museum will provide tea and coffee.
Takoma Park Independence Day Parade
March with the Washington Revels in the 125th annual Takoma Park Independence Day Parade! Dress in white and the Revels will provide multi-colored sashes and flower garlands. Children will hand out candy. Bring your instrument and join the band. Register on website. Event starts at 10am at Takoma Park.
Jul 10 - Jul 13
Civil War Defenses of Washington
National Park Service will host a special program to highlight the role of Fort Stevens in preventing General Jubal Early from wreaking havoc in Washington D.C. and capturing the capital. The Battle of Fort Stevens was the only time in United States history that a president in office came under direct fire. Check website for complete program details for the four-day event.
Jul 12 - Jul 13
Voices of the Civil War at Fort Stevens
Washington Revels will present Voices of the Civil War ensembles at the 150th Anniversary Commemoration event at Fort Stevens. Washington Revels will be performing programs of music, song and spoken word following the course of the Civil War. On Saturday, listen to Heritage Voices and Roustabout String Band and visit with President Abraham Lincoln. On Sunday, Jubilee Voices will participate in a memorial program with reading names of those interred at the Battleground National Cemetery, placement of U.S. flags at grave markers and period music. Check website for complete details of program for the two days.
Family Jazz Day at Glen Echo Park
Blues Alley and Glen Echo Park Partnership present an afternoon concert featuring youth Jazz Ensembles and the U.S. Army Blues. A different band will play each hour starting at 3pm. Families may bring or purchase food for a picnic. In the Bumper Car Pavilion.
Jul 26 - Jul 27
Farm Tour and Harvest Sale 2014
The 25th Annual Montgomery County Farm Tour and Harvest Sale will celebrate its agricultural heritage, and promote local farms. Most farms will be open from 10am to 4pm. Purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more.
Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County | 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown, Maryland 20876 | 301-515-0753