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 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 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.
U.S. Navy Band "Country Current" performs on Thursday August 14. They are the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. The seven member band utilizes banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, electric bass, upright bass, dobro, pedal steel guitar and drum set.
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.
Montgomery County National Night Out
Join Park Police at a series of National Night Out events on August 5 to connect with the members of your community, and work to prevent crime in your neighborhood. Park Police will be at 9 sites this year including: Rosemary Hills Local Park, Indian Spring Terrace, South Four Corners, North Four Corners, Tanglewood, Mid-County, Olney Fair Hill Shopping, General Getty and Daly Elementary School. A special free Punt Pass Kick competition will be held at General Getty Neighborhood Park from 6 - 8 p.m. Visit www.nflppk.com to register.
Aug 8 - Aug 16
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, the largest county fair in the State of Maryland, has been a showcase of farm life in Montgomery County. The week-long county fair is a family event with carnival rides, live animals, a variety of entertainment, food and fun activities for all ages. Held at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds in Gaithersburg. General Admission $10.00 per person, ages 12 and up Children 11 and Under FREE.
Aug 13 - Sep 30
C&O Canal Trust offers you a chance to take a step back in time and encounter the Canal's past in C&O Canal Lockhouse. Book your summer stay for a night or two, enjoy the warm sunshine and long hours of daylight, and when it gets dark grill s'mores and enjoy the quiet of the forest.
Aug 16 - Sep 14
Glass: Visions and Voices
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Glen Echo Art Glass Center present the Glass: Visions and Voices exhibit showing artists' range of contemporary kiln-forming techniques and material to express their unique artistic voice. One-of-a-kind lampworked Venetian bead and fused jewelry is also on exhibit. The exhibit runs for four weekends with an Artists' Reception on August 24 from 4-6pm.
"Time Team America" on Josiah Henson Park
Time Team America, an archaeology exploration program, will profile Josiah Henson Park, one of Montgomery County's treasured historical sites.
Civil War and Civil Rights
Sandy Spring Museum's August topic of History Happy Hour explores how the struggle for freedom continues to the present day. The monthly gathering offers an opportunity to history lovers to meet new people while enjoying food and drinks. Special Guest Brent Newton, JD will discuss what effect the Emancipation Proclamation had on the newly freed slaves and the challenges and battles they had to overcome. Event will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. ($)
Uncorked: Wine & Music Festival
City of Rockville presents a fun festival in the Rockville Town Square from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM. Enjoy the best wines from across the state, as well as cooking demonstrations and two stages of musical entertainment. Event is free with charge for wine tasting.
77th Anniversary of Modern Street Cars
National Capital Trolley Museum celebrates the arrival of the President's Conference Committee street cars. Join Jim Hogan at 2:10 pm as he presents images of PCC cars in Washington in the 1950s and 1960s. See other exhibits and take a ride in a trolley car.
Aug 30 - Aug 31
U.S. Capital for a Day Celebration
While Washington burned 200 years ago, President James Madison, the cavalry and refugees from the city poured into Brookeville, bringing their money and the nation's war plans! On August 30 and 31, they're coming back. Join them for the U.S. Capital for a Day commemoration.
The 44th Annual Labor Day Art Show features more than 200 artists from the greater Washington, DC area and over 450 works of art. Many of the artists have a connection to Glen Echo Park either as instructors, students, or resident artists. Art works include photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles, and more. Art works are for sale.
Open House for Classes at Glen Echo Park
Join Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture for the free Open House for Classes and explore the many classes and programs offered at Glen Echo Park. Participate in a free workshop, meet instructors, tour the park and try something new! Visit Resident Artist studios, see artist demonstrations and enjoy theater performances and other events throughout the park.
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