Black History Month is Here!

Black History Month programs are being offered at sites throughout the county during the month of February!

Celebrate Black History Month at the Sandy Spring Slave Museum: Special programs at the museum include a lecture about the Underground Railroad in Montgomery County, as well as special Living Museum: Civil Rights Movement performances February 23 & 24. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit this unique cultural site featuring an extensive collection of historic art and artifacts in the Great Hall plus a cross-section of a slaving clipper ship, log cabin, and African arts pavilion also located on the grounds. For details visit: or email:

The National Capital Trolley Museum is featuring a new, temporary exhibit, Jim Crow on Streetcars. Learn about the nature of segregation aboard the cars in 19th century New York, the efforts to block the practice as it developed across the South, and the eventual success in opening employment opportunities.

For more events celebrating Black History Month at Woodlawn Museum, the City of Gaithersburg, and Montgomery County Public Libraries please check out our Calendar.