Damascus Heritage Society Museum

Damascus Heritage Society Museum With the help of the community through donated services and monetary contributions, we were able to open our museum in November 2009. Our exhibits, which are changed every 4 months, have featured the local fire department, Black History, farms and others.
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Women from Damascus Exhibit is open!Come learn more about our community’s rich history and the positive impact women has...
02/09/2020

Women from Damascus Exhibit is open!

Come learn more about our community’s rich history and the positive impact women has had throughout.

Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-4pm

See you at the museum!

Our new exhibit takes you back to the 50’s opens today! Wednesday 12pm to 4pmSaturday 12pm to 4pm #damascusmd #damascush...
10/02/2019

Our new exhibit takes you back to the 50’s opens today!

Wednesday 12pm to 4pm
Saturday 12pm to 4pm

#damascusmd #damascusheritagemuseum #museum #mocomd #backtothe50s #museumexhibit #marylandmuseum #montgomerycountymd

"The Tucky Woodfield Local Collection" is on by Eloise Woodfield and members of her family in honor of her late husband,...
06/28/2019

"The Tucky Woodfield Local Collection" is on by Eloise Woodfield and members of her family in honor of her late husband, Tucky Woodfield.

All are welcome to visit our museum to learn about Damascus and its townspeople

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-4pm.

Free admission.

See you at the Museum!

Threads of History” is open!Featuring a variety of needlework artists.Spin through history with a spinning wheel and sew...
02/07/2019

Threads of History” is open!
Featuring a variety of needlework artists.

Spin through history with a spinning wheel and sewing machines...

Free Admittance

See you at the Museum!

Have you recently been to the Damascus Heritage Museum located behind the Damascus Library/Senior Center on Main Street?...
12/17/2018

Have you recently been to the Damascus Heritage Museum located behind the Damascus Library/Senior Center on Main Street?

There is currently a miniatures exhibit in place, showcasing the work of the local Mini Misfits and Morning Minis dollhouse miniature clubs.
There are Christmas scenes and toy stores, a replica of a home on Woodfield School Road, a replica of a barbershop that used to be in Chevy Chase, MD, log cabins, a Victorian Catholic School, Baltimore Rowhouse, Corner Pizza Parlour, Belgium Chocolate Shoppe, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Rapunzel in her tower room, and many other wonderful miniatures!

The museum is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon-4pm.

Free admission! This exhibit will be in place until the end of January. Closed the day after Christmas.

The Damascus Heritage Society is a registered participant in AmazonSmile, where Amazon donates 0.05% of the price of eli...
11/21/2018

The Damascus Heritage Society is a registered participant in AmazonSmile, where Amazon donates 0.05% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by customers.

Using the URL https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-1791541 gets you to the exact same Amazon you’d normally use, except that .05% of your purchase goes to the Damascus Heritage Society to support our museum.

The prices and deals are exactly the same. So be sure to use Smile if you are shopping on Amazon.

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your support!

Damascus Heritage Society

World of Miniature is now open!Don't forget to visit our website http://www.dhsm.org/ and to "Like Us" on Facebook and f...
10/04/2018

World of Miniature is now open!

Don't forget to visit our website http://www.dhsm.org/ and to "Like Us" on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Fun for all Ages!

See you at the Museum!

Don't Miss It!On The Move - TransportationThru September 26th.Location: Across from the library/senior center handicap p...
09/12/2018

Don't Miss It!
On The Move - Transportation
Thru September 26th.

Location: Across from the library/senior center handicap parking lot.

Admission: FREE

Special tours can be arranged for groups or out-of-town visitors by calling 301-253-2014.

See you at the Museum!

The Damascus Heritage Museum will be closed on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 due to construction. Please come and visit us o...
08/07/2018

The Damascus Heritage Museum will be closed on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 due to construction.

Please come and visit us on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 12-4pm.

See you at the museum!

The Damascus Heritage Museum is offering two exciting events this Saturday, June 23 as part of its Heritage Montgomery c...
06/19/2018

The Damascus Heritage Museum is offering two exciting events this Saturday, June 23 as part of its Heritage Montgomery celebration.

1. Free Caboose Tour - Gary Richard is offering free tours of his refurbished caboose. All those interested in this rare opportunity should be at the Museum by 12:30 PM on Saturday, June 23 to caravan to the close-by location.

2. Gary Nabors will be at the Damascus Heritage Museum to give a demonstration of riding a hi-wheel bicycle. Mr. Nabors competes in the hi-wheel race in Frederick, the only one of its kind in the U.S.

3. Make sure to visit our new exhibit "On the Go - Transportation"

See you at the Museum!

Free Caboose TourGary Richard is offering free tours of his refurbished caboose on one Saturday each month during the cu...
06/08/2018

Free Caboose Tour

Gary Richard is offering free tours of his refurbished caboose on one Saturday each month during the current exhibit, “On the Go – Transportation”. (See dates below)
All those interested in this rare opportunity should be at the Museum by 12:30 PM on one of the Saturdays listed below to caravan to the close-by location.
Tours will be held on June 23, July 28, August 25 and September 15.

New Exhibit “Curtain Up” features costumes, sets, and props from shows performed by the Damascus Theatre Company since 1...
02/28/2018

New Exhibit “Curtain Up” features costumes, sets, and props from shows performed by the Damascus Theatre Company since 1985!

Don't forget to spread the word!

See you at the museum!

Remembering the past, while living in the moment. Wish we could hail this cab with an app!Do you remember Damascus Cab S...
01/29/2018

Remembering the past, while living in the moment.

Wish we could hail this cab with an app!

Do you remember Damascus Cab Service?

Happy Remembering!

The Damascus Heritage Museum will close on Saturday, November 25th and will reopen on Wednesday, November 29th from 12-4...
11/25/2017

The Damascus Heritage Museum will close on Saturday, November 25th and will reopen on Wednesday, November 29th from 12-4pm.

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

New Exhibit "Damascus Artisans" opens tomorrow.Come and enjoy the work of numerous artists from town.The museum opens We...
10/03/2017

New Exhibit "Damascus Artisans" opens tomorrow.
Come and enjoy the work of numerous artists from town.
The museum opens Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-4pm
See you at the Museum!

The Damascus Heritage Society is a registered participant in AmazonSmile, where Amazon donates .05% of the price of elig...
08/02/2017

The Damascus Heritage Society is a registered participant in AmazonSmile, where Amazon donates .05% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by customers.

Using the URL https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-1791541 gets you to the exact same Amazon you’d normally use, except that .05% of your purchase goes to the Damascus Heritage Society to support our museum.

The prices and deals are exactly the same. So be sure to use Smile if you are shopping on Amazon.

Thank you for your support!

Damascus Heritage Society

The Damascus Heritage Museum will soon undergo work on the outside of the building.  In preparation, the signs have been...
07/15/2017

The Damascus Heritage Museum will soon undergo work on the outside of the building. In preparation, the signs have been taken off the building. We just want you to know that we are open, and will remain open throughout the building work. Please visit us on Wednesday or Saturday between 12 noon and 4:00 PM. Our current exhibit is entitled, "Rural Resources."

New Exhibit "Rural Resources" opens tomorrow.The museum opens Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-4pmSee you at the Museum!
06/06/2017

New Exhibit "Rural Resources" opens tomorrow.

The museum opens Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-4pm

See you at the Museum!

The Damascus Museum will be closed today as we'll be preparing our upcoming exhibit.Please stay tuned for more...
05/31/2017

The Damascus Museum will be closed today as we'll be preparing our upcoming exhibit.

Please stay tuned for more...

Docents Needed! SSL Hours Awarded to Students!Please kindly share with your friends and family.Becoming a Greeter at our...
02/28/2017

Docents Needed!
SSL Hours Awarded to Students!

Please kindly share with your friends and family.

Becoming a Greeter at our Museum will expose you to many rewarding experiences, as you will be providing a valuable service to the Museum and to the community by engaging in educating and inspiring visitors through our many exhibits.

We invite you to stop by and get acquainted with our museum and current staff.

If you wish to participate, please contact Marie at 301-253- 6150 or simply visit us Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

All members of the community are encouraged to apply.

Brand New Exhibit Collections from the past is on!Come reminisce of the past with a great collection of items sure to tr...
02/08/2017

Brand New Exhibit Collections from the past is on!

Come reminisce of the past with a great collection of items sure to transport you to long forgotten places.

Collection provided by Mr. Gary Richard.

Come and you may find the man himself telling the stories behind each and every item on display!

We are open Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-4pm

All are welcomed. Free Admittance.

You better watch out!Santa's coming to Town! Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 12-2pmThis event is FREEWhere? At the Dama...
11/26/2016

You better watch out!
Santa's coming to Town!
Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 12-2pm
This event is FREE
Where? At the Damascus Heritage Society Museum where History and Fun meet!
Don't forget to bring your own camera!
Santa will be waiting for boys and girls of all ages!

Our New Exhibit Opens Today!A great opportunity to learn from many of the great civic organizations that are making a di...
10/05/2016

Our New Exhibit Opens Today!

A great opportunity to learn from many of the great civic organizations that are making a difference in our community.

Please see list of civic organizations participating among those on the banner.

Please share with families and friend!

Free admittance!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information.

See you at the museum!

Last opportunity to enjoy our well received "Treasures from the Attic" Exhibit, as we embark on a new journey. Exhibit t...
09/22/2016

Last opportunity to enjoy our well received "Treasures from the Attic" Exhibit, as we embark on a new journey.

Exhibit to close on September 28, 2016

Always Free Admission!

Feel free to share with friend and family, and please "like us" and follow us on twitter and instagram as well!

See you at the Museum!

Damascus Trivia - Fun for all Ages!Snacks, Sodas, Water and FUN!The Damascus Heritage Society Is happy to announce its f...
08/16/2016

Damascus Trivia - Fun for all Ages!

Snacks, Sodas, Water and FUN!

The Damascus Heritage Society Is happy to announce its first Damascus Trivia with help from Pourhouse Trivia.

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Where: Damascus Senior Center Dining Area
Cost: $15 per person

6 People (all ages), on a Team.

Prizes of no great value- PRIDE WILL OVERRIDE!

Sign-up or questions, please contact Anita Fry at 301-831-3194

Space is limited!

Docents Needed!SSL Hours Awarded to Students!Please kindly share with your friends and family.Becoming a Greeter at our ...
07/24/2016

Docents Needed!
SSL Hours Awarded to Students!

Please kindly share with your friends and family.

Becoming a Greeter at our Museum will expose you to many rewarding experiences, as you will be providing a valuable service to the Museum and to the community by engaging in educating and inspiring visitors through our many exhibits.

We invite you to stop by and get acquainted with our museum and current staff.

If you wish to participate, please contact Marie at 301-253- 6150 or simply visit us Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

All members of the community are encouraged to apply.

Damascus on the News Again!Damascus Marks its 200th Anniversary with its Celebrate Damascus Event.Click on image below t...
07/21/2016
Celebrate Damascus draws in huge crowd

Damascus on the News Again!

Damascus Marks its 200th Anniversary with its Celebrate Damascus Event.

Click on image below to play the video.

Don't forget to help spread the word about our Museum with family and friends and to like our page!

See you at the Museum!

It all started with a cruise-in and a flea market and now, it has turned into a tradition for the Damascus area.

The Damascus Museum was featured on Fox 5 News on their Zip Trip segment as the 5 must stop places when visiting Damascu...
07/08/2016
Zip Trip: Damascus | 5 Must Stops

The Damascus Museum was featured on Fox 5 News on their Zip Trip segment as the 5 must stop places when visiting Damascus, along with other interesting places from our community!

Don't forget to help spread the word about our Museum with family and friends and to like our page!

See you at the Museum!

There are so many fun things to do when visiting Damascus it’s hard to keep count! Here are THE 5 MUST STOPS that you just can’t miss when taking your own Zip Trip!

Chance to win this Damascus Afghan for a donation of $1 (6 chances for $5). Tickets for sale at the Museum only.Ada Hine...
07/05/2016

Chance to win this Damascus Afghan for a donation of $1 (6 chances for $5).

Tickets for sale at the Museum only.

Ada Hines Kessler and her sister, Mary Johnson, collected old photos and designed the layout.

Ada who owned County House, a craft and antique shop in Mt. Airy, arranged for the construction, and sold it in her shop. They were sold in 1994 and are no longer available.

This Afghan belonged to Magalis Waters Duvall and has been donated by her daughters to be used to raise funds for the Damascus Museum.

1 Chance for $1
6 Chances for $5

Drawing will be at the Damascus Community Fair on September 11, 2016.

Thank you for supporting the museum with your donation!

Don't forget to help spread the word about our Museum with family and friends, and to like our page!

See you at the Museum!

Don't miss our new exhibit!Dive in a wonderful array of heirloom treasures on display for all to enjoy at our museum.Com...
06/22/2016

Don't miss our new exhibit!
Dive in a wonderful array of heirloom treasures on display for all to enjoy at our museum.

Come visit and have fun along with family and friends.

Tour groups welcomed!

Don't forget to help spread the word about our Museum with family and friends, and to like our page!

See you at the Museum!

New Exhibit: "Treasures from the Attic"Opens Tomorrow, Wednesday 12-4pm.A great opportunity for an outing with an exhibi...
05/31/2016

New Exhibit:

"Treasures from the Attic"

Opens Tomorrow, Wednesday 12-4pm.

A great opportunity for an outing with an exhibit full of surprises from local resident's attics.

Come visit and have fun along with family and friends.

Fun for all ages.

Group tours welcomed!

Don't forget to help spread the word about our Museum with family and friends, and to like our page!

See you at the Museum!

Memorial Day ClosureThe Damascus Museum will be closed on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 in Observance of Memorial Day. I do n...
05/26/2016

Memorial Day Closure

The Damascus Museum will be closed on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 in Observance of Memorial Day.

I do not know your name-
Nor for which battle you died.
I do not know your home,
Nor the tears that were cried.

I do not know where you rest-
Nor the promises broken.
I do not know your uniform
And your fears unspoken.

But, I know your spirit exists ~
That your courage is admired,
And your sacrifice is honored
By each soul that inspired.

And I offer you from my heart
Thank You to guardians unknown
for offering yourselves for us all
That we may keep our freedom...
Our home.

Sherrie Ball.

Founding Families of Damascus Exhibit is Open now.Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12-4pmWhat a great way to learn about Ou...
05/04/2016

Founding Families of Damascus Exhibit is Open now.
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12-4pm

What a great way to learn about Our Town's History!

Feel free to follow us on social media @damascusmuseum Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don't forget to visit our site www.dhsm.org to learn more about The Damascus Heritage Society Museum.

See you at the Museum!

#honoring #thosewhoserved #pow #mia #veterans #damascus #dmv #maryland #army #airfoce #marines #navy #nationalguard #usa #ww2 #wwii #supportourtroops #troops #freedom #dhs #damascushs #damascusmuseum #mocomd

Founding Families of Damascus Exhibit is Open now.Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12-4pmWhat a great way to learn about Ou...
04/20/2016

Founding Families of Damascus Exhibit is Open now.
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12-4pm

What a great way to learn about Our Town's History!

Feel free to follow us on social media @damascusmuseum Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don't forget to visit our site www.dhsm.org to learn more about The Damascus Heritage Society Museum.

See you at the Museum!

#honoring #thosewhoserved #pow #mia #veterans #damascus #dmv #maryland #army #airfoce #marines #navy #nationalguard #usa #ww2 #wwii #supportourtroops #troops #freedom #dhs #damascushs #damascusmuseum #mocomd

The Founding Families of Damascus exhibit is on!Please come by to se this great new exhibit and delve into our town's ri...
03/26/2016

The Founding Families of Damascus exhibit is on!

Please come by to se this great new exhibit and delve into our town's rich history.

We will be open 12-4pm Saturday.

Free Admission.

See you at the Museum!

The Damascus Heritage Society Museum Invites you to celebrate Damascus' 200th Anniversary by visiting our new exhibitThe...
02/02/2016

The Damascus Heritage Society Museum Invites you to celebrate Damascus' 200th Anniversary by visiting our new exhibit

The Founding Families of Damascus.

Opens Wednesday, February 3, 2015 from 12-4pm.

Free Admission

Please don't forget to share this post with everyone and like our page, Twitter and Instagram.

To schedule a group visit outside of our regular hours please contact us via our website: www.dhsm.org and send us a message with your request.

See you at the Museum!

The Damascus Museum will be closed on Saturday, January 30, 2016 as we'll be preparing our upcoming exhibit.The Damascus...
01/28/2016

The Damascus Museum will be closed on Saturday, January 30, 2016 as we'll be preparing our upcoming exhibit.

The Damascus Museum will be Celebrating Damascus' 200th Birthday!

Our first exhibit will feature the Founding Families of Damascus.

If you or someone you would like to contribute with pictures and or other items, please contact us at www.dhsm.org

Please stay tuned for more...

Last Opportunity to Enjoy the World of Miniatures Exhibit!The Wonderful Miniatures Exhibit will close on January the 27t...
01/20/2016

Last Opportunity to Enjoy the World of Miniatures Exhibit!

The Wonderful Miniatures Exhibit will close on January the 27th. Please kindly share with your family and friends.

We are located right across from the Damascus Library.

Don't forget to visit our newly renovated website http://www.dhsm.org/ and to "Like Us" on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Fun for all Ages!

See you at the Museum!

The Damascus History Society Museum will be closed on December 23rd and 26th.Have a Happy Holiday!
12/22/2015

The Damascus History Society Museum will be closed on December 23rd and 26th.

Have a Happy Holiday!

The Damascus History Society Invites you to visit our newly renovated website. http://www.dhsm.org/ We will be adding mo...
12/11/2015

The Damascus History Society
Invites you to visit our newly renovated website. http://www.dhsm.org/

We will be adding more information, pictures and interesting information in the days to come, so please check us out regularly for updates about our exhibits, fun events and more.

You may also follow us on our social media accounts, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @damascusmuseum for more information.

If you are not a member yet and would like to become one, please go to our page to download and fill out the form on our site http://www.dhsm.org/get-involved.html

With your membership you will help further the Damascus Heritage Society Museum goals, thus enabling us to preserve and promote the Damascus' Heritage for all in the community to enjoy and for many generations to come.

Thank you for becoming a supporting member of the Damascus Heritage Society!

See you at the Museum!

Spread the news!Santa will be at the Damascus MuseumTomorrow, (Saturday, December 5th)From 12-2pmDon't forget to bring y...
12/04/2015

Spread the news!
Santa will be at the Damascus Museum
Tomorrow, (Saturday, December 5th)
From 12-2pm
Don't forget to bring your camera!
See you at the Museum!
Visit our newly renovated website at
http://www.dhsm.org

You better watch out!Santa is coming to the Museum!Saturday, December 5th, from 12-2pmEveryone is invited and don't forg...
12/02/2015

You better watch out!

Santa is coming to the Museum!

Saturday, December 5th, from 12-2pm

Everyone is invited and don't forget to bring your camera!

Free Admission!

Please don't forget to share this post with everyone and like our page.

Ho, Ho, Ho!

See you at the Museum!

The Damascus Heritage Museum will close on Wednesday, November 25th and will reopen on Saturday, November 28th from 12-4...
11/24/2015

The Damascus Heritage Museum will close on Wednesday, November 25th and will reopen on Saturday, November 28th from 12-4pm.

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Honoring All Who Served.We are only the Best because of You.Thank You!
11/11/2015

Honoring All Who Served.

We are only the Best because of You.

Thank You!

Damascus History Society MuseumWorld of Miniatures Exhibit is on!Please come by Saturdays and Wednesdays from 12-4pmGrou...
10/31/2015

Damascus History Society Museum

World of Miniatures Exhibit is on!

Please come by Saturdays and Wednesdays from 12-4pm

Group Tours Available!

Address

9701 Main St
Damascus, MD
20872

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(301) 253-2014

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Damascus Heritage Society Museum

The Damascus Heritage Society was established in 2005 with the mission to preserve the unique agricultural, educational, economic, social, and spiritual history of the Damascus community. Our vision is to serve as the Damascus landmark exhibit center dedicated to the collection, preservation, and maintenance of historical artifacts while becoming an educational resource for schools and providing an inspirational link between the children who are creating history today and their community’s heritage.

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