Germantown Historical Society, Maryland

Germantown Historical Society, Maryland Building a Better Future for Germantown on the Foundation of the Past The Germantown Historical Society has been preserving and sharing the history of Germantown, Maryland since 1990.

As trustees of your history we continue to work to preserve local historic sites, collect local artifacts and photographs, maps, local newspapers and historical papers, genealogies and oral histories. Our headquarters is in the historic Germantown Bank across from the train station.

As trustees of your history we continue to work to preserve local historic sites, collect local artifacts and photographs, maps, local newspapers and historical papers, genealogies and oral histories. Our headquarters is in the historic Germantown Bank across from the train station.

Operating as usual

Learn about the history of White's Ferry over the Potomac River from 1786 to the present.virtual PowerPoint presentation...
11/07/2021

Learn about the history of White's Ferry over the Potomac River from 1786 to the present.virtual PowerPoint presentation –
Friday, November 12, 7pm
Register at Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-whites-ferry-1786-2021-tickets-182874501557

Brought to you free of charge by the Germantown Historical Society
www.germantownmdhistory.org

Learn about the history of White's Ferry over the Potomac River from 1786 to the present.virtual PowerPoint presentation –
Friday, November 12, 7pm
Register at Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-whites-ferry-1786-2021-tickets-182874501557

Brought to you free of charge by the Germantown Historical Society
www.germantownmdhistory.org

Community Flea Market coming up this Sat. Sept. 4, 8am-1pm! MARC Commuter parking lot -- Germantown Road and Bowman Mill...
08/30/2021

Community Flea Market coming up this Sat. Sept. 4, 8am-1pm! MARC Commuter parking lot -- Germantown Road and Bowman Mill Rd. Come and have fun finding hidden treasures.Bring your family! Bring your Friends! Bring Your pet. IT'S FREE

Community Flea Market coming up this Sat. Sept. 4, 8am-1pm! MARC Commuter parking lot -- Germantown Road and Bowman Mill Rd. Come and have fun finding hidden treasures.Bring your family! Bring your Friends! Bring Your pet. IT'S FREE

If you have $1.25 million in your pocket you could own this remarkable piece of Germantown History on Riffleford Road --...
08/18/2021

If you have $1.25 million in your pocket you could own this remarkable piece of Germantown History on Riffleford Road -- now for sale. The original part of the house was built in 1815 and additions made in 1840 and 1904, the house is on the County's Master Plan for Historic Preservation. John Gassaway is an important figure in Germantown's history.

If you have $1.25 million in your pocket you could own this remarkable piece of Germantown History on Riffleford Road -- now for sale. The original part of the house was built in 1815 and additions made in 1840 and 1904, the house is on the County's Master Plan for Historic Preservation. John Gassaway is an important figure in Germantown's history.

Join your friends and neighbors at the Germantown Community Flea Market This Saturday, Aug. 7. It is in the MARC commute...
08/05/2021

Join your friends and neighbors at the Germantown Community Flea Market This Saturday, Aug. 7. It is in the MARC commuter parking lot located at Germantown Rd. (Rt. 118 and Bowman Mill Rd. on a good day we can have as many as 150 vendors. If you want to sell, the fee is $25 and you must arrive before 7am.

Join your friends and neighbors at the Germantown Community Flea Market This Saturday, Aug. 7. It is in the MARC commuter parking lot located at Germantown Rd. (Rt. 118 and Bowman Mill Rd. on a good day we can have as many as 150 vendors. If you want to sell, the fee is $25 and you must arrive before 7am.

Celebrate the uniqueness of Germantown! -- Come to the monthly Community Flea Market -- Saturday, July 3, 8am-1pm. Germa...
06/28/2021

Celebrate the uniqueness of Germantown! --
Come to the monthly Community Flea Market -- Saturday, July 3, 8am-1pm. Germantown Road and Bowman Mill Dr. -- Germantown MARC commuter lot. Come and find a treasure!

Celebrate the uniqueness of Germantown! --
Come to the monthly Community Flea Market -- Saturday, July 3, 8am-1pm. Germantown Road and Bowman Mill Dr. -- Germantown MARC commuter lot. Come and find a treasure!

GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY FLEA MARKETS ARE BACK! Join us this Saturday, June 5, to continue the summer fun! Free parking and ...
06/01/2021
Flea Markets

GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY FLEA MARKETS ARE BACK! Join us this Saturday, June 5, to continue the summer fun! Free parking and free admission.

Find hidden treasures at the monthly community Flea Markets, free and open to all from 8am to 1pm. More than 100 vendors with everything from household goods to jewelry and electronics. Sponsored by the Germantown Historical Society, The Menare Foundation and Boy Scout Troop 1325. Inclement weather cancellation posted by 6am at 301-972-2707. Covid protocols—Masks and 6 foot distancing recommended. Vendors should set up before 7am. No reserved spaces. $25 for 2 parking spaces. Visit us online for more info: http://germantownmdhistory.org/flea-markets

1ST SATURDAY OF MONTH MAY-NOVEMBER 8am -1pm MARC parking – Germantown Rd. & Bowman Mill Dr. 2021 DATES: ———————&…

During the month of May, the Germantown Historical Society would like to take this moment to recognize Asian-American an...
05/18/2021
Standing Together for AAPI Heritage Month - Standing Together

During the month of May, the Germantown Historical Society would like to take this moment to recognize Asian-American and Pacific Islander History Month. AAPI Germantowners are valued members of our community and have been leaders across a variety of fields for generations, creating art, starting businesses, and representing our community in the state legislature.

We believe that it is essential now, in light of the violence towards Asian Americans in Atlanta, GA, as well as other communities affected by gun violence across the country, to highlight how much we value and appreciate AAPI Germantowners as members of our community. We encourage you to check out the Smithsonian Institution’s resources on AAPI history. We also pledge to continue examining and sharing the history of every member of our community because our history is so essential to who we are as people and as a community.

https://smithsonianapa.org/stand/#SIA

The Smithsonian Institution mourns the loss of eight people—seven of them women, six of whom were of Asian descent—who were killed last week when a gunman opened fire inside three spas located in Georgia.

GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY FLEA MARKETS ARE BACK!Find hidden treasures at the monthly community Flea Markets, free and open to...
04/19/2021

GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY FLEA MARKETS ARE BACK!

Find hidden treasures at the monthly community Flea Markets, free and open to all from 8am to 1pm on Saturday May 1. More than 100 vendors with everything from household goods to jewelry and electronics. Sponsored by the Germantown Historical Society, The Menare Foundation and Boy Scout Troop 1325. Inclement weather cancellation posted by 6am at 301-972-2707. Covid protocols—Masks and 6 foot distancing required. Vendors should set up before 7am. No reserved spaces. $30 for 2 parking spaces. germantownMDhistory.org

GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY FLEA MARKETS ARE BACK!

Find hidden treasures at the monthly community Flea Markets, free and open to all from 8am to 1pm on Saturday May 1. More than 100 vendors with everything from household goods to jewelry and electronics. Sponsored by the Germantown Historical Society, The Menare Foundation and Boy Scout Troop 1325. Inclement weather cancellation posted by 6am at 301-972-2707. Covid protocols—Masks and 6 foot distancing required. Vendors should set up before 7am. No reserved spaces. $30 for 2 parking spaces. germantownMDhistory.org

04/01/2021

Although we come to an end for Women’s History Month, the Germantown Historical Society would like to acknowledge and elevate the many contributions that women have made to our community’s culture, identity, and history. Since the earliest days of our founding, women have played an integral role in all aspects of our community from the economy, to sports and culture, to education and faith, to politics, and so on. The Germantown Historical Society remains as committed as ever to lift up their voices and sharing their many accomplishments.

Women helped to build the first farms and mills in Germantown, taught in the first schools, helped to operate the first stores, and funded some of the first churches. Women led the way on integration of schools and churches in Germantown. In the 21st century, women constitute approximately half of the elected leaders representing Germantown. Germantown’s first and only professional sports team is the Washington Spirit, which competes in the National Women’s Soccer League and sends several players to the Women’s World Cup every four years, which the United States has won more frequently than any other nation in part because of our women. Olympic swimmers in the women’s events have competed and even set records in Germantown’s indoor pool. We would be remiss if we neglected to mention that women founded and lead this very organization, dedicated to preserving and educating us about our history. We hope that in this new month, and as the Germantown Historical Society continues to examine and share our past, you are able to appreciate the many ways that women have contributed to our history and our communities.

FLEA MARKETS TO RESUME IN MAY!The Germantown Historical Society has gotten all of the County approvals and will sponsor ...
03/29/2021

FLEA MARKETS TO RESUME IN MAY!
The Germantown Historical Society has gotten all of the County approvals and will sponsor the monthly first Saturday community Flea Markets beginning May 1 -- But with all of the Covid-19 precautions. Everyone must wear a face mask at all times and keep a six-foot distance from others. See all the new regs on our website.

FLEA MARKETS TO RESUME IN MAY!
The Germantown Historical Society has gotten all of the County approvals and will sponsor the monthly first Saturday community Flea Markets beginning May 1 -- But with all of the Covid-19 precautions. Everyone must wear a face mask at all times and keep a six-foot distance from others. See all the new regs on our website.

March 25 is MARYLAND DAY! A state holiday honoring the day in 1634 that the first English settlers, arriving on the ship...
03/25/2021

March 25 is MARYLAND DAY! A state holiday honoring the day in 1634 that the first English settlers, arriving on the ships the Ark and the Dove set foot set foot on the soil of the Province of Maryland.

If you would like to donate to the Germantown Historical Society in honor of this auspicious day go to germantownMDhistory.org. Thank You!

March 25 is MARYLAND DAY! A state holiday honoring the day in 1634 that the first English settlers, arriving on the ships the Ark and the Dove set foot set foot on the soil of the Province of Maryland.

If you would like to donate to the Germantown Historical Society in honor of this auspicious day go to germantownMDhistory.org. Thank You!

YES! There will be Flea markets this year -- we are waiting for County approval. Should start May 1. There will be some ...
03/12/2021

YES! There will be Flea markets this year -- we are waiting for County approval. Should start May 1. There will be some changes due to Covid-19 safety measures: masks and 6-ft distancing required. 2 port-a-johns cleaned alternately, security guard throughout entire market, vendor fee $30 to cover added expanses.

YES! There will be Flea markets this year -- we are waiting for County approval. Should start May 1. There will be some changes due to Covid-19 safety measures: masks and 6-ft distancing required. 2 port-a-johns cleaned alternately, security guard throughout entire market, vendor fee $30 to cover added expanses.

The Germantown Historical Society has just received 13 Farm History booklets on Germantown dairy farms from the King Bar...
03/06/2021

The Germantown Historical Society has just received 13 Farm History booklets on Germantown dairy farms from the King Barn Dairy Mooseum! Thank you for adding to our knowledge of local families and their farms.

The Germantown Historical Society has just received 13 Farm History booklets on Germantown dairy farms from the King Barn Dairy Mooseum! Thank you for adding to our knowledge of local families and their farms.

The Germantown Historical Society is creating a Museum of Banking History inside the 1922 Historic Germantown Bank. They...
02/21/2021

The Germantown Historical Society is creating a Museum of Banking History inside the 1922 Historic Germantown Bank. They are looking for anyone who was a customer or employee of this bank which operated until 1983. If this is you, please contact us at [email protected] or 301-972-0727.

The Germantown Historical Society is creating a Museum of Banking History inside the 1922 Historic Germantown Bank. They are looking for anyone who was a customer or employee of this bank which operated until 1983. If this is you, please contact us at [email protected] or 301-972-0727.

This house in Germantown called Woodbourne is featured in the Historic Spotlight in our latest newsletter. Do you know w...
01/26/2021

This house in Germantown called Woodbourne is featured in the Historic Spotlight in our latest newsletter. Do you know where it is?

This house in Germantown called Woodbourne is featured in the Historic Spotlight in our latest newsletter. Do you know where it is?

Learn about the past--and make better sense of the present—at the 15th annual Montgomery County History Conference, Janu...
01/21/2021
» 2021 Montgomery County History Conference

Learn about the past--and make better sense of the present—at the 15th annual Montgomery County History Conference, January 22-30! This entirely virtual event is taking place over eight days, offering three keynote sessions, twelve breakout sessions, a musical performance, and—new this year—a Trivia Night! With topics covering the nationwide movement to remove Confederate statues from public spaces, local Hispanic entrepreneurship, 17th century Native Americans, genealogy of enslaved peoples, Maryland musical traditions, and much more, there is something for everyone. Ticket prices range from $25-$75. REGISTER TODAY by visiting tinyurl.com/2021HistoryCon or find out more at https://montgomeryhistory.org/2021-mchc/. Contact [email protected] with questions.

Germantown Historical Society President Susan Soderberg and Cider Barrel entrepreneur Laura Richman will be making a presentation on the Cider Barrel on

Saturday, Jan. 23, 1:45pm

Montgomery County History Conference 2021January 22-30Join Montgomery History for the first ever virtual conference. Register here!

Happening Next Week: A Virtual Presentation with local historian Susan Cooke Soderberg on the history of Germantown, hap...
11/06/2020
Germantown Historical Society Presents: A History of Germantown

Happening Next Week: A Virtual Presentation with local historian Susan Cooke Soderberg on the history of Germantown, happening on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00pm

Join the Germantown Historical Society this November for a virtual presentation on the history of our hometown, Germantown, by local historian Susan Cooke Soderberg. Learn how Germantown grew from a crossroads to a railroad town to a “Corridor City,” and our historic treasures. The talk is free, but you must register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/germantown-historical-society-presents-a-history-of-germantown-tickets-124815453381

A Virtual Presentation with local historian Susan Cooke Sodorberg on the history of Germantown.

The November 7th Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lifte...
10/20/2020
Flea Markets

The November 7th Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lifted, we cannot ask our volunteers, vendors or customers to put themselves in danger. We hope to see you next year. In the meantime, keep a lookout for upcoming online engagements!

http://germantownmdhistory.org/flea-markets

NOVEMBER FLEA MARKET CANCELLED Due to the danger of COVID-19 and changing developments on mass gatherings in the state and county, Germantown Historical Society has canceled the Flea Market for Nov…

The October 3rd Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lifted...
09/14/2020
Flea Markets

The October 3rd Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lifted, we cannot ask our volunteers, vendors or customers to put themselves in danger. We hope to see you soon.

http://germantownmdhistory.org/flea-markets

OCTOBER FLEA MARKET CANCELLED Due to the danger of COVID-19 and changing developments on mass gatherings in the state and county, Germantown Historical Society has canceled the Flea Market for Octo…

The September 5th Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lift...
08/18/2020
Flea Markets

The September 5th Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lifted, we cannot ask our volunteers, vendors or customers to put themselves in danger without careful planning. We hope to see you soon.

https://germantownmdhistory.org/flea-markets

SEPTEMBER FLEA MARKET CANCELLED Due to the danger of COVID-19 and changing developments on mass gatherings in the state and county, Germantown Historical Society has canceled the Flea Market for Se…

The August 1st Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lifted,...
07/21/2020
Flea Markets

The August 1st Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lifted, we cannot ask our volunteers, vendors or customers to put themselves in danger without careful planning. We hope to see you soon in September.

https://germantownmdhistory.org/flea-markets

August FLEA MARKET CANCELLED Due to the danger of COVID-19 and changing developments on mass gatherings in the state and county, Germantown Historical Society has canceled the Flea Market for Augus…

The July 4 Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lifted, we ...
06/23/2020
Flea Markets

The July 4 Flea Market is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though some restrictions have been lifted, we cannot ask our volunteers, vendors or customers to put themselves in danger without careful planning. We hope to see you soon in August.

https://germantownmdhistory.org/flea-markets

July 4 FLEA MARKET CANCELLED Due to the danger of COVID-19 and changing developments on mass gatherings in the state and county, Germantown Historical Society has canceled the Flea Market for July.…

In a follow up to our previous statement on the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and others, ...
06/09/2020
Montgomery County's Locally Designated Historic African American Sites and Places

In a follow up to our previous statement on the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and others, the Germantown Historical Society is creating a resource list to help inform conversations on the historic protests around the world for the Black Lives Matter movement. GHS is also working on creating a resource database of African American history in the local area that you can explore. As an educational and historical institution, we are committed to providing resources that help to contextualize our present moment with a historical lens as well as documenting and preserving history in the making. These initial resources are from other organizations in the museum sector, education sector and media sector. We aim to provide engaging learning tools to help facilitate thoughtful and informed discussions about our communities. By confronting and learning from our histories, we can build a better future for Germantown on the foundation of the past.

These resources will be put on our website later this week, and will be updated periodically. Enjoy!

NMAAHC’s Talking About Race Web Portal:
https://nmaahc.si.edu/about/news/national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-releases-talking-about-race-web

History of Racism in the World learning tools (at your own pace):
https://www.racialequitytools.org/fundamentals/history-of-racism-and-movements

History of Racialized Policing in the US:
https://lawenforcementmuseum.org/2019/07/10/slave-patrols-an-early-form-of-american-policing/

Podcast on the History of Policing in America:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/throughline/id1451109634?i=1000476753768&fbclid=IwAR2uTRDtQQROroHa1fCgF0CBT4EusAEAkeDiN4e7cKjWYRQoLXTbh_-pqXg

Discussion on Germantown’s Involvement in the Black Lives Matter Movement:
https://twitter.com/rachelvetica/status/1267193744908050434
https://patch.com/maryland/germantown/demonstrators-germantown-protest-death-george-floyd

Early History of the Black Lives Matter Movement:
https://scholars.law.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1757&context=nlj

Statistics on Germantown’s Diversity:
https://www.mymcmedia.org/germantown-named-second-most-diverse-city-in-the-country/

Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center’s Statement on Anti-Asian Xenophobia during COVID-19 and Oral Histories of current history in the making:
http://smithsonianapa.org/stand/

https://americanhistory.si.edu/events/viral-histories-stories-racism-resilience-and-resistance-asian-american-communities

Visit Maryland African American History Website:
https://www.visitmaryland.org/list/discover-marylands-african-american-history

Boyds Negro School from Boyds Historical Society:
http://www.boydshistory.org/Boyds_Negro_School.html

Menare Foundation and History of the Underground Railroad:
https://menare.org

Walking Tour of African American History in Rockville and Video:
https://www.rockvillemd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/978/Historic-Rockville-African-American-Walking-Tour-Brochure?bidId=
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g168xye5pX8

History of African American Education in Germantown Area:
https://patch.com/maryland/germantown/germantown-then-now-blacks-and-whites-shared-a-dream-in-boyds

Map of African American Historic Places in the County:
http://mcplanning.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=e61b1c671fb741eba9ebd291a831fd4d

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Learn about the history of White's Ferry over the Potomac River from 1786 to the present.virtual PowerPoint presentation – Friday, November 12, 7pm Register at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-whites-ferry-1786-2021-tickets-182874501557 Brought to you free of charge by the Germantown Historical Society www.germantownmdhistory.org
Community Flea Market coming up this Sat. Sept. 4, 8am-1pm! MARC Commuter parking lot -- Germantown Road and Bowman Mill Rd. Come and have fun finding hidden treasures.Bring your family! Bring your Friends! Bring Your pet. IT'S FREE
If you have $1.25 million in your pocket you could own this remarkable piece of Germantown History on Riffleford Road -- now for sale. The original part of the house was built in 1815 and additions made in 1840 and 1904, the house is on the County's Master Plan for Historic Preservation. John Gassaway is an important figure in Germantown's history.
Join your friends and neighbors at the Germantown Community Flea Market This Saturday, Aug. 7. It is in the MARC commuter parking lot located at Germantown Rd. (Rt. 118 and Bowman Mill Rd. on a good day we can have as many as 150 vendors. If you want to sell, the fee is $25 and you must arrive before 7am.
Celebrate the uniqueness of Germantown! -- Come to the monthly Community Flea Market -- Saturday, July 3, 8am-1pm. Germantown Road and Bowman Mill Dr. -- Germantown MARC commuter lot. Come and find a treasure!
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY FLEA MARKETS ARE BACK! Join us this Saturday, June 5, to continue the summer fun! Free parking and free admission. Find hidden treasures at the monthly community Flea Markets, free and open to all from 8am to 1pm. More than 100 vendors with everything from household goods to jewelry and electronics. Sponsored by the Germantown Historical Society, The Menare Foundation and Boy Scout Troop 1325. Inclement weather cancellation posted by 6am at 301-972-2707. Covid protocols—Masks and 6 foot distancing recommended. Vendors should set up before 7am. No reserved spaces. $25 for 2 parking spaces. Visit us online for more info: http://germantownmdhistory.org/flea-markets
During the month of May, the Germantown Historical Society would like to take this moment to recognize Asian-American and Pacific Islander History Month. AAPI Germantowners are valued members of our community and have been leaders across a variety of fields for generations, creating art, starting businesses, and representing our community in the state legislature. We believe that it is essential now, in light of the violence towards Asian Americans in Atlanta, GA, as well as other communities affected by gun violence across the country, to highlight how much we value and appreciate AAPI Germantowners as members of our community. We encourage you to check out the Smithsonian Institution’s resources on AAPI history. We also pledge to continue examining and sharing the history of every member of our community because our history is so essential to who we are as people and as a community. https://smithsonianapa.org/stand/#SIA
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY FLEA MARKETS ARE BACK! Find hidden treasures at the monthly community Flea Markets, free and open to all from 8am to 1pm on Saturday May 1. More than 100 vendors with everything from household goods to jewelry and electronics. Sponsored by the Germantown Historical Society, The Menare Foundation and Boy Scout Troop 1325. Inclement weather cancellation posted by 6am at 301-972-2707. Covid protocols—Masks and 6 foot distancing required. Vendors should set up before 7am. No reserved spaces. $30 for 2 parking spaces. germantownMDhistory.org
Although we come to an end for Women’s History Month, the Germantown Historical Society would like to acknowledge and elevate the many contributions that women have made to our community’s culture, identity, and history. Since the earliest days of our founding, women have played an integral role in all aspects of our community from the economy, to sports and culture, to education and faith, to politics, and so on. The Germantown Historical Society remains as committed as ever to lift up their voices and sharing their many accomplishments. Women helped to build the first farms and mills in Germantown, taught in the first schools, helped to operate the first stores, and funded some of the first churches. Women led the way on integration of schools and churches in Germantown. In the 21st century, women constitute approximately half of the elected leaders representing Germantown. Germantown’s first and only professional sports team is the Washington Spirit, which competes in the National Women’s Soccer League and sends several players to the Women’s World Cup every four years, which the United States has won more frequently than any other nation in part because of our women. Olympic swimmers in the women’s events have competed and even set records in Germantown’s indoor pool. We would be remiss if we neglected to mention that women founded and lead this very organization, dedicated to preserving and educating us about our history. We hope that in this new month, and as the Germantown Historical Society continues to examine and share our past, you are able to appreciate the many ways that women have contributed to our history and our communities.
FLEA MARKETS TO RESUME IN MAY! The Germantown Historical Society has gotten all of the County approvals and will sponsor the monthly first Saturday community Flea Markets beginning May 1 -- But with all of the Covid-19 precautions. Everyone must wear a face mask at all times and keep a six-foot distance from others. See all the new regs on our website.
March 25 is MARYLAND DAY! A state holiday honoring the day in 1634 that the first English settlers, arriving on the ships the Ark and the Dove set foot set foot on the soil of the Province of Maryland. If you would like to donate to the Germantown Historical Society in honor of this auspicious day go to germantownMDhistory.org. Thank You!
YES! There will be Flea markets this year -- we are waiting for County approval. Should start May 1. There will be some changes due to Covid-19 safety measures: masks and 6-ft distancing required. 2 port-a-johns cleaned alternately, security guard throughout entire market, vendor fee $30 to cover added expanses.