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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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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June 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Woodlawn Visitor Center Opens in Sandy Spring (VIDEO)

The Woodlawn Visitor Center is now open at 16501 Norwood Road in Sandy Spring. A celebration of the new facility was held on June 11th and included living history demonstrations, tours, live music and more. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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August 30, 2014 | Krista Brick

History Reenacted in Brookeville (Videos)

Photos of County Executive Isiah Leggett courtesy Jeff Zyontz Thousands are expected to pour into the Town of Brookeville, some even on horseback, as that town celebrates the Bicentennial Commemoration of Brookeville’s role as U.S. Capital for a Day. The streets in Brookeville were busy with soldiers, townspeople in period dress and children playing sack […]

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