Historic Medley District, Inc.

Historic Medley District, Inc. Historic Medley was founded in 1974 to promote the conservation of buildings, structures, objects and spaces that contribute to the historic character of the area; the development and implementation of plans for preserving and using these resources;
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Operating as usual

Seneca Schoolhouse has reopened for private programs and small field trips this spring, with availability through the fi...
05/11/2021

Seneca Schoolhouse has reopened for private programs and small field trips this spring, with availability through the first week of June! Come experience a 19th century school day!

Programs are $150 for up to 12 kids for 3 hours, and are best for elementary aged students. Contact Julie Shapiro at [email protected] or 301-407-0777 for more details and to schedule.

Seneca Schoolhouse has reopened for private programs and small field trips this spring, with availability through the first week of June! Come experience a 19th century school day!

Programs are $150 for up to 12 kids for 3 hours, and are best for elementary aged students. Contact Julie Shapiro at [email protected] or 301-407-0777 for more details and to schedule.

Looking for an opportunity to get off screens, go outside, and explore our corner of MoCo? Check out Christine Rai's #ex...
11/04/2020
#explorethereserve: Week Two: The Historic African-American Community of Sugarland

Looking for an opportunity to get off screens, go outside, and explore our corner of MoCo? Check out Christine Rai's #explorethereserve; each week offers a new destination. This week focuses on the historical Sugarland community.
https://christinerai.com/explorethereserve-week-two-the-historic-african-american-community-of-sugarland/?fbclid=IwAR127w5yj20G4EMVYL1wk_at2ecWhytQ3AV0GepmKJ_XT40mwgK0EhDaqEg

Week Two #Explorethereserve: The Historic African-American Community of Sugarland With Halloween behind us and our clocks set back an hour, we are now firmly in the fall season. Leaves rattle in th…

Help HMD and 2 other local non-profits doing good work in and around Poolesville....Canvas prints of these images by Mar...
01/30/2020

Help HMD and 2 other local non-profits doing good work in and around Poolesville....

Canvas prints of these images by Martin Radigan -- taken locally -- are currently on display at Watershed Cafe through the end of the month. Once they come down I'm going to sell each for cost plus $100 -- that $100 going to local charity. I will split 100% of the profits with 3 of my favorite local charities: WUMCO, Historic Medley District, and Montgomery Countryside Alliance. These are printed on canvas and mounted to 1.5 inch frames (they stand out from the wall but are not actually framed), museum quality prints ready to hang. Size and cost of each print below. First come first served. Pick up at my house after 2/1. Message me to arrange payment. Here's a chance to own some wall bling at significantly lower price than usual and support the good work of WUMCO, HMD, and MCA.

Beallsville Garage 30x17", $212 (*SOLD*)
Black and White Stone Barn 36x18", $230
Farm, Long Exposure at Sunrise 30x19", $212
Farm at Sunset with Sheep and Sugarloaf 38x13", $213 (*SOLD*)
Storm Cloud over Farmstead 30x20", $218
Black and White House with Sun Rays 26x16", $199
Sunflowers 32x20", $224
Tree with Shadows 36x21", $231
Eagle in Tree 15x11", $166

Those of us at HMD are humbled to be part of the coalition supporting the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project. T...
11/03/2019

Those of us at HMD are humbled to be part of the coalition supporting the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project. Today a moving remembrance and soil collection ceremony was held in Poolesville, in honor of lynching victim George Peck (c. 1858-1880).

Many thanks to Kenny Sholes for planning this amazing tour to benefit Historic Medley District!
10/28/2019

Many thanks to Kenny Sholes for planning this amazing tour to benefit Historic Medley District!

The Heritage Harvest Festival is today and tomorrow! You can choose from 25 local farms to visit; enjoy farm markets, lo...
10/05/2019

The Heritage Harvest Festival is today and tomorrow! You can choose from 25 local farms to visit; enjoy farm markets, local produce and wine, farm animals, and more. Note that some farms will only be open on Saturday. View the brochure:https://www.heritagemontgomery.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/HH19-brochure-for-web.pdf

The Heritage Harvest Festival is today and tomorrow! You can choose from 25 local farms to visit; enjoy farm markets, local produce and wine, farm animals, and more. Note that some farms will only be open on Saturday. View the brochure:https://www.heritagemontgomery.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/HH19-brochure-for-web.pdf

09/21/2019

Coming out to Poolesville Day? Make sure to stop by Old Town Hall and the newly renovated John Poole House. Check out our Civil War artifacts and Poolesville history!

09/16/2019
What an amazing night! Thanks to the Town of Poolesville and the Friday on the Commons Committee for making the Uncommon...
09/16/2019

What an amazing night! Thanks to the Town of Poolesville and the Friday on the Commons Committee for making the Uncommon Dinner a wonderful event on behalf of HMD. We at HMD appreciate all of your hard work and vision!

What an amazing night! Thanks to the Town of Poolesville and the Friday on the Commons Committee for making the Uncommon Dinner a wonderful event on behalf of HMD. We at HMD appreciate all of your hard work and vision!

Tickets to next month’s Historic Property Tour are now on sale! Get your seat on the bus now— tickets are limited and se...
09/14/2019
Historic Ag Reserve Properties Tour

Tickets to next month’s Historic Property Tour are now on sale! Get your seat on the bus now— tickets are limited and selling fast! All proceeds benefit Historic Medley District.

COME EXPLORE WITH US! Don't miss this special opportunity to discover some of the most captivating historic properties of the Ag Reserve: Solomon Simpson Plantation, Monocacy Cemetery, Aix La Chapelle, Rocklands, the Upton Darby House, and East Oaks. Your ticket gets you a seat on the bus, access to...

Exciting event coming up!
09/07/2019

Exciting event coming up!

Save the Date and Come Explore With Us!

October 27, 2019

Many of you have asked for a home tour event. Very excited to announce that the first one will take place in October!

The tour includes a guided bus (thanks Calleva!) taking us to each of the properties, going inside each of these amazing homes, and knowledgeable experts guiding you at each site!

Properties on the Tour: Aix La Chapelle, Rocklands, Solomon Simpson Plantation, Monocacy Cemetery and Chapel, and the Upton Darby House/Poole Store.

Tickets will go on sale next Saturday, September 14th at 10am. (More details on the event coming this week).

Photos from Historic Ag Reserve Properties's post
09/02/2019

Photos from Historic Ag Reserve Properties's post

Photos from Historic Ag Reserve Properties's post
08/08/2019

Photos from Historic Ag Reserve Properties's post

The John Poole House sign has been treated to a Spring refresh. Thanks to Donald M. Street for his restoration work.
04/25/2019

The John Poole House sign has been treated to a Spring refresh. Thanks to Donald M. Street for his restoration work.

The John Poole House sign has been treated to a Spring refresh. Thanks to Donald M. Street for his restoration work.

Thanks to all who came out to hear Kenny Sholes, the 2nd speaker in our series. We had a full house! Next up is Skip Eth...
03/12/2019

Thanks to all who came out to hear Kenny Sholes, the 2nd speaker in our series. We had a full house! Next up is Skip Etheridge on April 7 (4pm, Old Town Hall). Stay tuned for more info.

Were you able to attend our first speaker series on Sunday?!?We are so grateful to Tony Cohen for kicking off our series...
02/15/2019
Tony Cohen Discusses Lynching in MoCo

Were you able to attend our first speaker series on Sunday?!?

We are so grateful to Tony Cohen for kicking off our series and all those who were able to be there. It was a huge success!

Were you not able to make it or just want to relive the event, check out the video below from County Cable Montgomery!

Join us for our next event in the series on March 10th as Kenny Sholes presents “A Brief Survey of Our Inheritance: Historic Ag Reserve Properties”. More details to follow soon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwpI9PcfbxU&feature=youtu.be

Local historian Tony Cohen, spoke to a crowd in Poolesville, Maryland about a painful subject of Montgomery County's history. Susan Kenedy has the story

What a great kick-off for the HMD Speaker Series! On behalf of the HMD Board, thanks to Tony Cohen for his enlightening ...
02/11/2019

What a great kick-off for the HMD Speaker Series! On behalf of the HMD Board, thanks to Tony Cohen for his enlightening talk, and thanks to all the many who showed up--including Poolesville Commissioners Martin Radigan and Kerri Cook, and County Council Members Hans Reimer and Andrew Friedson. Stay tuned--this event was recorded and may be broadcast by County Cable Montgomery.

Wonderful to see so many members on Sunday night, both long-time and new! Town Hall looked beautiful, the Medley Distric...
12/13/2018

Wonderful to see so many members on Sunday night, both long-time and new! Town Hall looked beautiful, the Medley District singers were magical, and the company was excellent. Thanks for coming out! Stay tuned for more events in early 2019!

Wonderful to see so many members on Sunday night, both long-time and new! Town Hall looked beautiful, the Medley District singers were magical, and the company was excellent. Thanks for coming out! Stay tuned for more events in early 2019!

12/12/2018

Did you know that every fourth-grade student in the United States is eligible for a free, year-long pass to our Federal public lands and waters? The National Park Service "Every Kid in a Park" program includes free admission to National Parks like Shenandoah National Park, Ford's Theatre and Great Falls Park. Family and friends also visit for free when they travel with the pass holder – and fourth grade educators are eligible for passes, too! Learn more at everykidinapark.gov – and spread the word!

12/07/2018

That's it, folks! We're all filled up for our Members Appreciation Party this Sunday! Can't wait to see all the new and old members. It's gonna be a good time!

12/03/2018
Medley District clip

Our Member Appreciation Holiday Party is the weekend! And there's still time to become a member.

Join us on Dec. 9th and listen to the beautiful a ca****la voices of the Medley District singers amidst twinkling holiday lights in the Old Town Hall. (Check out the video for an enigmatic peek of the Medley District singers doing their thing.) Wine and cheese, tea and snacks will be served.

Membership only costs $30 for individuals, $40 for families. Your membership will help us to create fun and informative events and maintain our three historic buildings: the John Poole House, Old Town Hall, and the Seneca School House.

Go to http://www.historicmedley.org/join-hmd/ to become a member; details for the Member Appreciation Holiday Event will follow.

On this Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting HMD by becoming a member. It only costs $30 for individuals ($40 for ...
11/27/2018
Join HMD | Historic Medley District

On this Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting HMD by becoming a member. It only costs $30 for individuals ($40 for families) and can be done quickly by going to http://www.historicmedley.org/join-hmd/.

Did you know that our organization does not receive regular support from the county or state? We rely primarily on our membership base and grant money for programming and the upkeep of our 3 historic buildings: the John Poole House, Old Town Hall, and the Seneca School House. We preserve important historical documents and artifacts, and plan to bring informative and fun events to the community in the coming year.

And if you become an HMD member now, we hope that you will join us on Dec. 9 for our Member Appreciation Holiday Event. There will be wine, tea, cheese, twinkling lights, and live music.

Go to http://www.historicmedley.org/join-hmd/ to become a member; details for the Member Appreciation Holiday Event will follow.

Thank you for your support!

From the list below, please choose the level of patronage most appropriate for you. You may submit your membership dues online, below, or send a check to: Historic Medley District, Inc., PO Box 232, Poolesville, MD 20837.

11/25/2018
Medley District sneak-peek

On the heels of our sold-out Ghost Tours, we’re ready to bring you our Member Appreciation Holiday Party. Join us on Dec. 9th and listen to the beautiful a ca****la voices of the Medley District singers. While these talented women entertain with both holiday and everyday favorites, we’ll serve wine and cheese in the Old Town Hall, amidst twinkling holiday lights. (Check out the video for an enigmatic peek of the Medley District singers doing their thing.)

Not a member? No worries! Become one now and join us on Dec. 9th (membership only costs $30 for individuals, $40 for families). Your membership will help us to create fun and informative events and maintain our three historic buildings: the John Poole House, Old Town Hall, and the Seneca School House.

Go to http://www.historicmedley.org/join-hmd/ to become a member; details for the Member Appreciation Holiday Event will follow.

Members of HMD's board were hard at work this week sending membership renewal letters out to our 2018 members. We also i...
11/17/2018

Members of HMD's board were hard at work this week sending membership renewal letters out to our 2018 members. We also included an invite to our exclusive member event in December featuring local a Capella group Medley District!

Keep an eye on your mailboxes if you're currently a member!

Want an invite to the event? Become a member! Just visit our website & choose your membership level.

http://www.historicmedley.org/join-hmd/

HMD has exciting events in store for the new year and being a member is the best way to stay up to date on all of our goings on.

Thank you to everyone who has supported HMD this year!

Members of HMD's board were hard at work this week sending membership renewal letters out to our 2018 members. We also included an invite to our exclusive member event in December featuring local a Capella group Medley District!

Keep an eye on your mailboxes if you're currently a member!

Want an invite to the event? Become a member! Just visit our website & choose your membership level.

http://www.historicmedley.org/join-hmd/

HMD has exciting events in store for the new year and being a member is the best way to stay up to date on all of our goings on.

Thank you to everyone who has supported HMD this year!

We’ve been busy at HMD, getting the Old Town Hall ready for some winter events. Stay tuned and find out what we have pla...
11/09/2018

We’ve been busy at HMD, getting the Old Town Hall ready for some winter events. Stay tuned and find out what we have planned—we have some good things in store.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for “Historic Deadly District’s” first annual Poolesville Ghost Tours. Your enthusiasm ...
10/24/2018

Thanks to everyone who joined us for “Historic Deadly District’s” first annual Poolesville Ghost Tours. Your enthusiasm is what made the events a true success!

If you want to stay up to date with Historic Medley District’s activities and future events consider becoming a member! We have big plans for the rest of the year and 2019!

Check out our website and feel free to reach out to us here on Facebook!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for “Historic Deadly District’s” first annual Poolesville Ghost Tours. Your enthusiasm is what made the events a true success!

If you want to stay up to date with Historic Medley District’s activities and future events consider becoming a member! We have big plans for the rest of the year and 2019!

Check out our website and feel free to reach out to us here on Facebook!

Thanks for coming out to our first community picnic—it was a great day, with perfect weather, and lots of families. Stay...
07/29/2018

Thanks for coming out to our first community picnic—it was a great day, with perfect weather, and lots of families. Stay tuned for more fun seasonal events. We have a historic ghost tour in the works for the fall!

Join the tour and learn all about lavender and it’s many uses while exploring the Ag Reserve’s beautiful Soleado Lavende...
07/07/2018
Tour & Talk - Lavender and Humanity - Soleado Lavender Farm

Join the tour and learn all about lavender and it’s many uses while exploring the Ag Reserve’s beautiful Soleado Lavender Farm.

45 minute tour with 15 minutes Q&A and 45-minute talk with 15 minutes Q&A Join Soleado Lavender Farm proprietors Sophia and Kevin and local professor Christine Rai for a special farm tour and talk. We will start with a walking tour of the farm, exploring the grounds while we give an overview of the....

The sunflowers at McKee Beshers are looking pretty good right now. This photo was taken last night:
07/07/2018

The sunflowers at McKee Beshers are looking pretty good right now. This photo was taken last night:

Signs of Summer

Here in the MoCo Ag Reserve the cicadas are buzzing, fireflies doing their thing, corn is getting tall, and the fields at McKee Beshers are going off with the seemingly endless gold of sunflowers. Last nights sunset was really nice...

A bit of history at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, before the sunflowers:
07/06/2018
Field of Dreams

A bit of history at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, before the sunflowers:

A field off River Road, about 10 miles from NIST Gaithersburg campus, once held the world’s largest radio telescope and...

Heritage Montgomery
06/28/2018
Heritage Montgomery

Heritage Montgomery

Looking for a great outing? Consider enjoying one of the free summer concerts tonight at Silver Spring, Maryland Veterans Plaza, Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, and City of Gaithersburg Government City Hall Concert Pavilion. For more events, visit our calendar: http://www.heritagemontgomery.org/events-calendar/.

06/21/2018
www.heritagemontgomery.org

This weekend!

Join us for free family fun at Heritage Days June 23rd & 24th. Historic sites around Montgomery County will be open for demonstrations, tours, and family activities. Our very own John Poole House, Old Town Hall, and Seneca School House will be open from 12pm-4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Check the link for more information and a map all participating sites.

http://www.heritagemontgomery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/HD18-Brochure-for-web.pdf

It’s not too late to get your tickets!
06/14/2018

It’s not too late to get your tickets!

Join us for a Barn Dance! And support Historic Medley District while you’re at it.

Knight and Ann Kiplinger are hosting a country party at their Montevideo Farm on Sat, June 16th. This is a joint fundraiser for HMD and The Washington Chorus (each organization will sell its own tickets and keep its share of the ticket price).

The party starts at 6:30, dinner is at 7:30 (with on-site barbecuing by Smokey Glen Farm). There will be square dancing and line dancing in the barn after dinner.

$95/person, including a $45 tax-deductible donation to HMD—additional donations above the ticket price welcomed.

To purchase tickets or make a donation to HMD, you can:

1. Use PayPal to make a payment to HMD at its payee address: [email protected]. Please fill in the following information in the “Add a note” section.

Number of guests _______

Names:_______________________________

Address:_______________________________

E-mail:_________________________________

2. Or you can mail a check to:
Historic Medley District, P.O. Box 232, Poolesville, MD 20837
And include a note to let us know:

Number of guests _______

Names:_______________________________

Address:_______________________________

E-mail:_________________________________

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19923 Fisher Ave
Poolesville, MD
20837

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E-mail: [email protected]

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