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9:30 am

UGRR Guided Hike

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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$8

Hikes last approximately 2.5 hours and are provided by “conductors” who lead groups on a simulated Underground Railroad experience covering 2.0 miles from Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park along a wooded, natural surface trail to the historic Sandy Spring, then back to the new Woodlawn Museum . Hikers learn about various techniques that “freedom seekers” used […]

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10:00 am

Lecture: The Weems Family Journey to Freedom

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Peerless Rockville, 29 Courthouse Square, Room 110
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Please join Peerless Rockville as they welcome Canadian historians Bryan and Shannon Prince, who will share the heart-wrenching and occasionally heartwarming story of the enslaved family of John and Arabella Weems. Their epic story involved extensive webs of slave traders, Underground Railroad operatives and abolitionists from Canada, Great Britain, Jamaica as well as the United […]

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11:00 am

Train Day

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Gaithersburg Community Museum, 9 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, 20877 United States
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Discover the magic of trains at Train Day. Visitors are invited to celebrate Gaithersburg’s long and storied history with the railroad. Enjoy an N-Gauge model train display presented by BANTRAK members, explore vintage rail cars, and participate in train-related activities. In the Museum, have fun in the hands-on learning centers and shop for train-themed items. […]

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1:00 pm

Nature’s Engineers: Beavers

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Patuxent River State Park, 23222 Georgia Ave
Brookeville, MD 20833 United States
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Come to the Nature Center at Patuxent River State Park to learn about beavers, what they do, and why we should love them.

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2:00 pm

Pontoon Tours

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States
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$2

Take a relaxing 45-minute boat ride on the pontoon boat “Blue Heron.” Learn about history of the area and search for that wildlife that call Clopper Lake home. Tours are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – meet at the Boat House. There is a small fee in addition to the park entrance fee.

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9:00 pm

Moon Movie Fest & a Show (Persied’s Meteor Shower)

August 10 @ 9:00 pm - August 11 @ 1:00 am
Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory, 100 DeSellum Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States
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This will be the first ever movie night in Observatory Park. Based on a true story, The Dish takes a comical and fictionalized look at the 1969 space mission that marked mankind’s first steps on the moon and why NASA relied on a radio telescope in the middle of an Australian sheep farm to bring […]

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