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March 2020

Stolen: The Story of Free African Americans Kidnapped into Slavery [CANCELED]

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD United States
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This event has been canceled. Richard Bell, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park and the author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, will talk about how the outlawing of the transatlantic slave trade in the early 1800s created a criminal network of human traffickers and slave traders who abducted thousands of free African Americans living in northern states and sold them into slavery. He will describe the true…

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Reptile Feeding [CANCELED]

March 30 @ 1:00 pm
Seneca Creek State Park

This event has been canceled, but the park is open during regular hours for outdoor recreation. Check out Seneca's resident snake at the park office. Learn some quick facts about reptiles of Maryland and watch the live corn snake eat its meal!

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Nature Nook [CANCELED]

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seneca Creek State Park

This event has been canceled, but the park is open during regular hours for outdoor recreation.  Fun crafts, games, and hands-on nature items at the Park Office. Activities vary each week!

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Montgomery History ***Virtual Lecture***

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County" Even though we are currently confined to our homes, with this free talk you’ll be able to explore areas all around the county! This illustrated presentation by Ralph Buglass explores the “Top 10”  lesser-known spots in Montgomery County with historical importance, amazing natural beauty, or superlative in some other way. Learn about some famous residents’ homes and houses designed by famous architects, spots with connections to events of national significance, oases of natural beauty,…

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April 2020

Montgomery History ***Virtual Lecture***

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County" Even though we are currently confined to our homes, with this free talk you’ll be able to explore areas all around the county! This illustrated presentation by Ralph Buglass explores the “Top 10”  lesser-known spots in Montgomery County with historical importance, amazing natural beauty, or superlative in some other way. Learn about some famous residents’ homes and houses designed by famous architects, spots with connections to events of national significance, oases of natural beauty,…

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UGRR Trail Saturday Guided Hike [CANCELED]

April 4 @ 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. Hikes are led 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 to elude trackers, find food, and…

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Office Hours with Doctor Stonestreet [CANCELED]

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stonestreet Museum of 19th C. Medicine, 111 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Montgomery History has suspended all in-person programming indefinitely. Following the reopening and reinterpretation of the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine in October 2019, Dr. Stonestreet (portrayed by Clarence Hickey) holds “Office Hours” the first Saturday of each month. The topic of this month’s free presentation is Dentistry in the 19th Century, including displays. Talk with Dr. Stonestreet about the 19th century “STEM” process at work, improving dental and medical instruments, and general medicine as well.

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Tracing Your Family Tree Lecture Series [POSTPONED]

April 4 @ 2:00 pm
Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station, 8100 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, United States
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Montgomery Preservation has postponed this event. This adult education series, hosted by Montgomery Preservation, is for the budding genealogist in us all. Using your family's oral history with genealogical methods to work out your family tree will be presented by Julianne Mangin, a writer, researcher, family historian, and a former librarian and website designer at the Library of Congress. Free of charge.

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UGRR Sunday Guided Hike [CANCELED]

April 5 @ 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. Hikes are led 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 to elude trackers, find food, and…

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A Modern American Dream: Stories of Migration [POSTPONED]

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, 20860 United States
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Sandy Spring Museum is temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. All public visits, programs, and events are postponed until further notice. Join your neighbors as they share personal immigration stories, inspired by the An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives exhibit. Guest speakers will share their perspectives on immigration. Registration is required.

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