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.
Mar 27 - Apr 27
Hansel and Gretel
The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park offers a favorite of children and parents. Hansel and Gretel is a children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. It is an excellent introduction to musical story for children. Recommended for K-Grade 6.
Apr 4 - May 5
Mirror to the World
Photoworks at Glen Echo Park presents an exhibition of documentary photography depicting the works of five photographers who depict their surroundings in starkly different styles - from the streets of New York to the beaches of Normandy. Saturdays, 1-4pm and Sundays, 1-8pm.
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 9 - Jun 1
Art of the Afrocentric Community: Works in Wire
Sandy Spring Museum presents a collection of multi-media sculptures by award-winning artist Floyd Roberts. Art of the Afrocentric Community is explores issues of nature, race and artistic identity. Mr. Roberts, a native of the island of Trinidad, expresses his concern for the environment and his appreciation of wildlife by creating pieces representing all corners of the animal kingdom, from the deep sea octopus to the wild horses of Assateague.
Salon Luncheon Series
Sandy Spring Museum's Salon Luncheon Series will feature a talk on Immigrant Voices by University of Maryland's Dr. Judith Freidenberg. Dr. Freidenberg will present work from her research on how to understand immigration shapes modern communities throughout Maryland. The state of Maryland is rapidly changing its population profile with an unprecedented influx of immigrants from all over the world how to protect their voices into the public discourse on immigration.
Salon Lunches are held from 12-1pm. Bring your brown bag and enjoy coffee and tea as you participate in the talks.
Sandy Spring Museum's Salon Lunches will feature Dr. Judith Freidenberg from the University of Maryland's Department of Anthropology. Immigrant Voices will focus on Maryland's rapidly changing population and you can join in the conversation to understand how immigration shapes modern communities throughout Maryland. Bring your bagged lunch. Coffee and tea provided for this free monthly event held on the first Wednesdays of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
Apr 11 - Apr 13
Countryside Artisans' 2014 Spring Studio Tour
Meet and talk with the Countryside Artisans as they open their studios to offer an array of handcrafted gifts for sale. Find hand blown glass, pottery, yarn, jewelry, textiles, pastels, prints, paintings, stone sculpture, furniture, ironware and local wines. Come out for some spring sunshine fun and take home a renewed sense of well being and possibly a wonderful piece of art. Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Sunday from 12-5pm.
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.
Adventures in Dining
Sandy Spring Museum invites you to an exclusive MindFULL, interactive, learning, and dining experience. Learn about and experience healing herbs and teas and enjoy a gourmet vegetarian supper prepared by local foodie Sandhya Babu of Vegetarianirvana who will demonstrate some food preparation and offer advice on cooking with spices. From 6:30 - 9:30 pm. ($)
Apr 12 - Apr 13
Gas and Steam Engine Show
Friends of the Agricultural History Farm Park, Inc. and Montgomery Department of Parks present the 18th Annual event at the Ag History Farm Park in Derwood. Come see the gas engines and tractors, antique cars and trucks, and steam tractors. Other events include live country music, hay wagon rides, kiddie tractor pull, tractor-driving contest, parade on Saturday, flea market, door prizes, and activities with the Back-in-Time 4-H Club. Food will be available for sale. Click here for flyer.
Rockville Concert Band
Rockville Band Concert will explore the world of animated films and cartoons at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at 3pm. Enjoy the music and expose young people to it with music they are familiar with.
Annual Egg Hunt
Montgomery Parks presents the annual event at Meadowside Nature Center on the half hour from 10am to 3pm. Children 2-12 years can search for eggs through the meadows and dye and decorate them. Register here. ($)
Becoming Dolley and Abe
April History Hour at the Sandy Spring Museum offers visitors an opportunity to meet award-winning actors Mara Bayewitz and Bill Spitz and learn about the many steps that go into creating a historical character. See vignettes performed by Bill from his one-man show, Honest Abe: The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln and a sneak peek by Mara of her upcoming one-woman show, Dolley Madison: Presidentress. Discussion topics will include costumes, hair, accents and relationships in this month's History Happy Hour where residents can learn about local history. From 6:30-8:30pm. Ticket price includes light refreshments.
Apr 26 - Jun 8
Opening Reception and Art Show
Hyattstown Mill Arts Project presents its Annual Membership Exhibition with an opening reception on Saturday, April 26 from 5-7pm. View indoor and outdoor exhibits at the historic Hyattstown Mill on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
Picture of the Full Moon at Dawn by Penny McCrea.
Apr 26 - Jun 1
Window on the World
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents an exhibition of renowned National Geographic photographer Sam Abell's work in the Office Gallery. An opening reception will be held on April 26 followed by an Artist Talk at 2pm.
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