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Jan 2 - Dec 24
Clara Barton National Historic Site
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
Kingsley Schoolhouse

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.


Sep 19 - Oct 26
Stuart Little

Based on the Award Winning E. B. White book, Adventure Theatre MTC presents the play Stuart Little. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Join him in an adventure when he leaves home to find his friend.

PJ Party with free milk and cookies on Friday, September 19, at 7pm.


Sep 20 - Oct 26
Deep Listening: Hearing Our Stories - an exhibition of WORDS

The Hyattstown Mill Arts Project invites submission of entries for the exhibit about text and context - words, language, documents and scripted speech. Things that tell us about what deserves to be pondered or thought about deeply. Exhibit will be curated by Bhodi Tims, Academic Director of Herbal programs, Maryland University of Integrative Health. Opening reception will be held on September 20 from 3-5pm.


Oct 2 - Oct 31
Pumpkin TrolleyFest

National Capital Trolley Museum hosts Pumpkin TrolleyFest on Thursdays and Fridays during October from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, plus Saturdays and Sundays from October18th to October 26 from 12:30 to 3:50 pm. Children will pick up a pumpkin at Pinson's Pumpkin Market and then decorate them to take home. Visitors may also learn about the exhibits at view silent film comedies featuring street cars.  


Oct 4
Capital Libations at the Madison House

Sandy Spring Museum offers a unique opportunity for an exclusive tour of the historic Madison House while you enjoy Brookeville Capital Ale and Brookeville 1812 Hard Cider served with appropriate light fare.

Tours will be led by "Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Bentley," owners of the Madison House during the War of 1812 who gave refuge to President Madison during the burning of the White House by the British. (Also known as current owners Duane and Sandy Heiler who have restored the house in period setting.) ($) 


Oct 4
Maritime Voices at the C&O Canal

Washington Revels offer a day of music, history and fun at the Great Falls Tavern on the C&O Canal. Celebrate life on the canal during the 19th century with music, rides on a mule-pulled full-scale replica of the boats that plied the canal, games and crafts from the period and visits from the National Park Service's mules and costumed reenactors. Maritime Voices will perform songs of the canal and the ships that carried its products out to sea. It’s all family-friendly and kids will love it as much as the adults.


Oct 4 - Oct 5
Pumpkin Cannon at Lewis Orchard

Stop by Lewis Orchard in Poolesville and try your luck with their Pumpkin Cannon - and pick up some locally grown produce while you're there.  For a minimal charge (and all proceeds go to charity) pick your pumpkin, help load it into the Pumpkin Cannon, and shoot it at a target in the orchard's pond.  Hit the target, win a prize.  Fun for all ages!


Oct 4 - Oct 5
8th Annual Grape Stomp

Visit Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard for the 8th annual Grape Stomp!  Wine tastings, tours, live music, food, and the ever-popular Grape Stomp Contest!  Noon to 6pm; admission charge.


Oct 10 - Oct 12
Countryside Artisans Fall Studio Tour

Sponsored by Countryside Artisans, tour the cottage studios of local artists creating unique pottery, fiber art, paintings & prints, art glass, sculpture, woodenware and furniture.  Most studios are open Friday & Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, noon to 5pm.  Check brochure for details.


Oct 11 - Oct 12
Pumpkin Cannon at Lewis Orchard

Stop by Lewis Orchard in Poolesville and try your luck with their Pumpkin Cannon - and pick up some locally grown produce while you're there.  For a minimal charge (and all proceeds go to charity) pick your pumpkin, help load it into the Pumpkin Cannon, and shoot it at a target in the orchard's pond.  Hit the target, win a prize.  Fun for all ages!


Oct 11 - Oct 12
8th Annual Grape Stomp

Visit Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard for the 8th annual Grape Stomp!  Wine tastings, tours, live music, food, and the ever-popular Grape Stomp Contest!  Noon to 6pm; admission charge.


Oct 11
Montgomery Modern Bike Tour

Planning Department's Historic Preservation Office and the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is sponsoring a Bike Tour of mid-century modern architecture and subdivisions of Montgomery County. The tour will follow Rock Creek Park trail and contrast the work of two leading mid-century architects. For intermediate riders, at a slow to moderate pace, with moderate hills, and some traffic for a distance of 13.5 miles. 


Oct 16 - Nov 21
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

The Puppet Co. presents a marionette romp in which three brothers get the goat of a hen-pecked troll, in their attempts to trip-trap-tromp to where the grass is greener. Three variety numbers precede the performance, demonstrating the making of a simple hand puppet, and manipulation of rod puppets and marionettes, as an introduction to the Art of Puppetry.


Oct 17
Overwhelmed by the Sea

History Happy Hour at the Sandy Spring Museum presents archaeology enthusiast Lynne Bulhack from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Upon discovering prehistoric artifacts along Southern Maryland's shores, she was inspired to learn the art of pottery recreation known as "experimental archaeology." She will share information and examples of the prehistoric Woodlands period of Maryland and the art of ancient pottery building. Drinks and appetizers served. ($)


Oct 19
World of Montgomery

Explore the World in Your Backyard at the sixth annual World of Montgomery 2014 Festival. Come and celebrate the diverse cultural heritages which play an active role in the lives of Montgomery County residents and communities. The festival showcases this rich diversity through food, music, dance, traditional arts and hands-on projects for children and families. There will be an international village, a global kitchen with chef demonstrations of traditional ethnic food, a craft market, a Parade of Cultures, traditional dance and music performances, traditional arts and fun activities for the whole family. Also included will be immersive exhibits focusing on four countries with the largest immigrant populations in Montgomery County: China, El Salvador, Ethiopia and India. Each country will be showcased in a large tent with artifacts, photographs and demonstrations of traditional art. At the Westfield Wheaton from Noon to 5pm.


Oct 25
Fall Frolic at Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture offers the annual Halloween-themed family event. Children's activities include pumpkin decorating and face painting ($), making a friendly ghost, earning prizes at the Pumpkin Playoffs, and trick-or-treating. Event start at 1:00 pm and end with a costume parade through the Park at 3:30 pm. (weather-permitting.) Adults can browse through the open studios and galleries.

Oct 25
Appraisal Day and Giant Yard Sale

Sandy Spring Museum offers residents an opportunity to find out if their antiques and family heirlooms are valuable. Certified Appraisers, Andrea and Robert Harrison and Sherlene Y. Bradbury will be on hand to examine antiques, jewelry, furniture and decorative arts. You may also rent a space to sell your items or donate them to the museum for the Yard Sale. 


Oct 31 - Nov 2
Maryland Emancipation Day 150 Celebrations
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Montgomery County celebrates the 150th anniversary of Maryland's Emancipation Day.
Enslaved people in Maryland were freed by a new state constitution on November 1, 1864. Heritage Montgomery, Montgomery Parks and partner sites have planned special programs that include demonstrations, music & dance, crafts, games, hikes and much more. Food will be available for purchase at some sites, or you can bring your own and have a picnic while enjoying the activities.
Click here for details.