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April 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Museum Honors Josiah Henson who Escaped Slavery in Montgomery County

The Josiah Henson Museum and Park opened April 23. It walks you through the life of Henson on the North Bethesda property where he was enslaved. Born into slavery in Maryland, Henson was eventually traded to a plantation located on what is now Old Georgetown Road. He escaped with his family to Canada in 1830 […]

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April 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Josiah Henson Museum Debuts Friday; Tickets Available Now

The Josiah Henson Museum and park, home to the 19th Century Riley plantation where Henson was enslaved, opens April 23, Montgomery Parks, which is part of Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission, announced. Visitors must register and pay for tickets on line. Walk ins will not be admitted. Tickets are $5 for adults ages 18 […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Sandy Spring Museum Offers Socially-Distanced Outdoor ‘Artina’ Exhibit 

The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many people home and many buildings closed. The Sandy Spring Museum remains closed however its annual summer outdoor exhibit “Artina” still went on display this year.  The widespread exhibit makes social distancing easy. This year’s theme focuses on light, illumination and climate change. Artina 2020 is on display until Nov. […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

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Updated Phase 2 Guidelines Allows Museums, Art Galleries, Bowling Alleys to Reopen

On Monday, Montgomery County updated its phase 2 reopening guidelines with the unanimous approval by the County Council. Here’s what the updated guidelines now allow for: Museums and art galleries can now reopen with restrictions. Bowling alleys can reopen with restrictions. Food service facilities are requred to post signs that advice customers about wearing face […]

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July 23, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Glenstone Reopens Indoor Pavilions to the Public

The Glenstone Museum reopened its indoor Pavilions Thursday after weeks of limiting available exhibits to those that are outdoors due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday, the museum’s normal operating hours, visitors will be allowed to enter, in staggered 15-minute intervals, to view additional material. In […]

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July 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Takes Financial Hit As County Wrestles with Racist History

Since 1988, visitors of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery have learned about Sandy Spring’s Quaker history and its ties to the underground railroad. The museum has been temporarily closed since March because of the coronavirus and it hasn’t hosted any in-person tours. Its closure comes at a time when Montgomery County […]

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February 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Students Work On a Museum About Their Fears

Students from Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walt Whitman and other high schools are putting together a museum exhibition called “Fear Itself.” Inside an old rectory next to the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, the museum is meant to highlight fears students have today such as climate change, dissociative identities and self-doubt.  The museum will be open March 20-22.

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May 24, 2019 | Staff Writer

Memorial Day Weekend Parties, Festivals and Parades

This is something for everyone this Memorial Day Weekend in Montgomery County. Ceremonies Flags for our Heroes will open with a ceremony to honor local heroes in Bohrer Park, next to Gaithersburg High School at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25. The City of Gaithersburg invites the public to pay tribute to those who have served their […]

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April 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Toxicity Pop-Up Museum Navigates Complicated Lives of Teens

Montgomery County Public Schools International Baccalaureate students have organized a pop-up museum to highlight how toxic behavior can be pervasive to a teen’s upbringing. The museum, which is open to the public in Bethesda on April 26 through April 28, explores the theme “Coming of Age in Toxicity.” View this post on Instagram MCPS’s IB […]

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February 19, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Commission Established to Honor 19th-Century Lynching Victims

Almost 140 years after at least three black men were lynched in Montgomery County, the county council has called for a commission to memorialize the victims and promote a better understanding of the community’s racial history. Councilmembers Will Jawando, Craig Rice and Hans Riemer introduced a resolution on Jan. 22 to form the Remembrance and […]

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