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June 2020

History Conversations

June 16 @ 2:00 pm

“Still Standing: The Relics of School Segregation in Montgomery County” Education, denied to the enslaved, was one of the highest priorities of emancipated African Americans. But in Montgomery County public education was not extended to black children until a decade after it was instituted for white children. Even then, the practice of “separate but equal” schools was anything but equal, and no black high school was built until well into the 20th century. A surprising number of these African American…

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Juneteenth Virtual Event

June 18 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery from the comfort of your home as they celebrate the history and importance of the Juneteenth holiday. Enjoy performances and learn from an expert team of historians and educators. Special guests Shane Lee (University of Alabama Football ), Walt "The Wizard" Williams (Retired NBA Basketball Player) and Angel Rich (CEO of the Wealth Factory and author of History if the Black Dollar) will be joining in. The virtual celebration can be viewed…

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Community Sing: Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join in for the monthly Carpe Diem-Washington Revels Community & Family Sing online as they sing in celebration of the Summer Solstice, Caribbean American Heritage Month and National Accordion Month! Instructions on how to participate are coming soon. You can also watch the June Community Sing on Facebook Live.  

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WondeRoom Create Date

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, 20860 United States
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Young artists will create beautiful works of art using tissue paper, watercolor canvas paper, and a little bit of water. Watch as the water smoothes down the colorful paper against the canvas and the colors bleed together to make a serene scene. Tissue paper art is relaxing and suitable for any age level. There will be three sessions for a maximum of 10 per session, and advance registration is required: Session 1, 12:00 – 12:50 pm Session 2, 1:00 –…

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Virtual Community Sing

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Name: Carpe Diem Arts-Washington Revels Where: Online/Virtual When: Sunday, June 21, 6:30-7:15 PM Join Carpe Diem Arts-Washington Revels for their monthly Community & Family Sing online! This month they sing in celebration of the Summer Solstice, Caribbean American Heritage Month and National Accordion Month! Visit the Washington Revels website for instructions on how to join online! Also streaming on Facebook Live. The event is free; donations are welcomed.

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History Happy Hour

June 25 @ 6:50 pm - 8:15 pm

"Black Politics and the Creation of Citizenship" – Presented by Sandy Spring Museum In the decades before the Civil War, African Americans in the North lived in a tenuous freedom, denied political rights and threatened with kidnapping and enslavement. In this presentation, Christopher Bonner explores individual and collective strategies African Americans used to defend their freedom and secure rights. The ambiguous, powerful concept of citizenship was central to those strategies. By claiming that they were citizens in demands for specific…

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Virtual History Happy Hour

June 25 @ 6:50 pm - 8:15 pm

"Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship" In the decades before the Civil War, African Americans in the North lived in a tenuous freedom, denied political rights and threatened with kidnapping and enslavement. In this presentation, Christopher Bonner explores individual and collective strategies African Americans used to defend their freedom and secure rights. Registration is required. You will receive the link to the meeting via email once registered.

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Heritage Days 2020 [POSTPONED]

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Heritage Montgomery and dozens of partners for this FREE festival that highlights historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation sites offering special programs – including exhibits & demonstrations, live music, activities for children, and much more! Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many small sites that are not regularly open to the public. Heritage Days takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon - 4:00 p.m.

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Heritage Days 2020 [POSTPONED]

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Heritage Montgomery and dozens of partners for this FREE festival that highlights historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation sites offering special programs – including exhibits & demonstrations, live music, activities for children, and much more! Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many small sites that are not regularly open to the public. Heritage Days takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon - 4:00 p.m.

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July 2020

Great Escapes – Journeys on MD’s Underground Railroad

July 7 @ 12:00 pm
free

Learn about local stories of freedom seekers in this online seminar by historian Tony Cohen and presented by Peerless Rockville. Plus, a preview of an upcoming book created in partnership with the Menare Foundation and Heritage Montgomery.

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