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April 2020

Tuesday Talk [CANCELED]

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beall-Dawson Museum, 103 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America Learn about five remarkable women who made important contributions to the Union cause at various stages before, during, and after the critical years of the American Civil War. The singular actions of Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, Sarah Josepha Hale, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman led to their prominence during the war, and launched them into successful public roles following the conflict. Bob Plumb will cover highlights of the…

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Livestreaming History Conversations

April 7 @ 6:00 pm

This week don't miss Glenn Wallace presenting "Preserving Historic Cemeteries." Learn the importance—and excitement—of researching, locating, archiving, and preserving our historic cemeteries. This overview describes the basic process that anyone interested in cemeteries can follow. Glenn Wallace will also detail his 15-year process archiving Monocacy Cemetery. Bring your questions! Both sessions will be conducted via Zoom. More information about how to attend this virtual presentation is available at MontgomeryHistory.org.

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UGRR Trail Spring Break Guided Hike [CANCELED]

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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$8

All programming, classes, and events taking place in Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) parks and at park facilities are canceled through April 30. Special hike offered on select weekdays during spring break! Program last 2 1/2 hours covering approximately 4 miles of natural surface wooded trails. Woodlawn Museum admission is included; advance registration recommended by 5:00 p.m. the day before the hike. Limited tickets available on the day of the hike at the Visitor Center. Appropriate for ages…

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Livestreaming History Conversations

April 11 @ 11:00 am

This week don't miss Glenn Wallace presenting "Preserving Historic Cemeteries." Learn the importance—and excitement—of researching, locating, archiving, and preserving our historic cemeteries. This overview describes the basic process that anyone interested in cemeteries can follow. Glenn Wallace will also detail his 15-year process archiving Monocacy Cemetery. Bring your questions! Both sessions will be conducted via Zoom. More information about how to attend this virtual presentation is available at MontgomeryHistory.org.

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Celebrating African Rhythms Throughout Dance & Song [CANCELED]

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park, 3610 Brookeville Road
Brookeville, MD 20833 United States
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All programming, classes, and events taking place in Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) parks and at park facilities are canceled through April 30. Celebrate the arrival of spring and show off your best dance moves! Explore African American rhythms from West Africa, the Caribbean Islands, Europe, and North and South America. Learn the "Cake Walk" and compete for sweet treats to take home. Free event!

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Cavalcade of Street Cars [CANCELED]

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Road
Colesville, MD 20905 United States
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$10

The Museum will be closed to the public through Thursday, April 30th.  Several street cars from the collections will be in service this afternoon. Plan to ride each one while you are at the museum!

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Montgomery County GreenFest 2020 [CANCELED]

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902 United States
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This event has been canceled. In 2020, the county's biggest environmental celebration features the 50th anniversary of Earth Month! Grab the family and explore beautiful gardens while discovering new, fun ways to do your part to protect our environment. FREE admission! GreenFest has activities for all ages.

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History Happy Hour: Under the Knife [POSTPONED]

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, 20860 United States
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$15 – $20

All public visits, programs, and events are postponed until further notice. A dispatch from the front lines of D.C.’s health care wars...as a reporter for POLITICO, Alice Miranda Ollstein has covered some of the biggest moments – from Supreme Court arguments to late-night Capitol Hill votes to the 2016 and 2020 campaign trail debates. Don't miss the opportunity to bring your burning questions to a lively discussion with Alice as she brings this national conversation to the Sandy Spring community at History…

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Skywatching: Telescopes [CANCELED]

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory, 100 DeSellum Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States
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All April programs have been canceled. Celebrate Hubble’s 30th anniversary with an evening that is all about telescopes. Learn how to use a telescope – either one of the Observatory’s or your own. Learn about what makes a telescope work. There will be tours of the park and the Observatory and hands-on activities. Members of the Northern Virginia Astronomers will demonstrate astrophotography. The Space Telescope Science Institute will be showing the kind of data telescopes like Hubble send back to…

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May 2020

Tracing Your Family Tree Lecture Series

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station, 8100 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, United States
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This adult education series, hosted by Montgomery Preservation, is for the budding genealogist in us all. "Beginning Census Research: An Introduction to the U.S. Census Records and Indexing System" will be presented by Lorraine Dutcher Minor, a past president of the Genealogy Club of the Montgomery County Historical Society. Free of charge.

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