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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Thanks for coming out to our first community picnic—it was a great day, with perfect weather, and lots of families. St...
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 Lav...
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

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/.

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:_________________________________

06/11/2018
The Common Ground Market

Cherries from Kingsbury’s Orchard this week at our local farmers market!

Every Tuesday from 4 to 7 in the Watershed/Library parking lot. See you there!

Pssst... we heard a rumor that there will be sweet cherries from Kingsbury’s Orchard at this week’s market! Along with a bounty of veggies, flowers, bread, meat and cheese. 4-7 PM Tuesday in the Watershed Cafe parking lot!

Join us for a Barn Dance! And support Historic Medley District while you’re at it. Knight and Ann Kiplinger are hostin...
06/09/2018

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:_________________________________

Historic Medley District, Inc.
06/07/2018
Photo by Martin Radigan
06/07/2018

Photo by Martin Radigan

Check out Heritage Montgomery’s C&O Canal Lockhouse program. Included is a write-up of an overnight stay in Lockhouse ...
05/09/2018
Heritage Montgomery

Check out Heritage Montgomery’s C&O Canal Lockhouse program. Included is a write-up of an overnight stay in Lockhouse 10 by Poolesville’s own Christine Rai.

Have you heard of the C&O Canal‘s overnight stay program, Canal Quarters? Historic lockhouses along the canal have been renovated to reflect a specific time in Canal history. Read Christine Rai's experience as she and her family stayed overnight in Lockhouse 10 near Cabin John. http://www.heritagemontgomery.org/news/overnight-lockhouse-10/

05/05/2018
Montgomery History
05/02/2018
Montgomery History

Virtually explore Montgomery History's newest online exhibit "The Suburbanization of Montgomery County, 1950-1960"!

In this exhibit, you will find photographs and narratives that chronicle how Montgomery County grew as a suburban jurisdiction in the 1950s including the overall scope of suburban growth from roads to real estate, the retail market shift, and entwined roles of department stores, developers, shopping centers, and planners. Research for the exhibit was conducted by the Center for Suburban Studies.

Visit the online exhibit on Montgomery History's website and spread the word: https://suburbs.montgomeryhistory.org/

Did you know that we’ll have a weekly farmers market in Poolesville starting in May? Hooray! Check it out: every Tuesd...
04/25/2018

Did you know that we’ll have a weekly farmers market in Poolesville starting in May? Hooray! Check it out: every Tuesday in the center of town (in parking lot near Watershed).

Thank you so much to our amazing Poolesville area community for your help in making Sunday's Earth Day celebration and Plant Sale such a success. See the flyer below for the details on our upcoming 2018 Market Season.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Shoot us an email at [email protected].

And just a heads up that we've got a Pop-up Plant Sale in the works for Sunday May 6th at The Blue Hearth so STAY TUNED.

Feel free to share this post and SPREAD THE WORD.

04/20/2018
Countryside Artisans

This weekend!

Spend a day in the country on the Countryside Artisans Spring Gallery and Studio Tour! (studio photos by Countryside Artisan, Orlando Morales, Gallery East)

C&O Canal Trust
04/19/2018

What does the C&O Canal mean to you? Email us your "My Canal" story (include photo/video). We'll share these on our social media pages during National Park Week, April 21-28. Send YOUR story to [email protected] or call Patricia Barber at 301-745-8880 for more information.

Photo Stefanie Boss

Montgomery County has a proud historical heritage that began more than 300 years ago with the arrival of settlers from E...
04/17/2018
Then & Now

Montgomery County has a proud historical heritage that began more than 300 years ago with the arrival of settlers from England, Ireland and Wales. The county is fortunate to have organizations that are actively working to preserve, promote and impart historical information and resources. Here is the Montgomery County government page with links to these organizations:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/resident/then_now.html

Pop-Up Exhibit: “Tap Into History: A Century of Typewriters” on April 12!Have you ever used an old-fashioned typewri...
04/11/2018

Pop-Up Exhibit: “Tap Into History: A Century of Typewriters” on April 12!

Have you ever used an old-fashioned typewriter? In honor of National Library Week and the NEA Big Read, Montgomery History is partnering with Montgomery County Public Libraries to host a return of its all-time favorite pop-up exhibit “Tap into History: A Century of Typewriters”. This pop-up exhibit will be displayed at the Beall-Dawson Museum with free admission on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Typewriters from the early to mid-twentieth century will be available for people of all ages to use and explore. Everyone is encouraged to type up a memory or message that can be shared. Stop by and see for them yourself. Ding! Carriage return.

Location: Montgomery History is located in the Beall-Dawson Historical Park in downtown Rockville, where you can find our research library, both museums, administrative office, and museum shop. A small parking lot (including designated handicapped parking) for the campus is located on Middle Lane, between the Beall-Dawson Museum and the Library.

Beall-Dawson Museum
Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine
Museum Shop
103 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 762-1492

Help support our "Poolesville In History" day by making a contribution to HMD at this link:  https://www.gofundme.com/2y...
05/02/2016
Click here to support Historic Medley Capital Campaign by Sharon Bauer

Help support our "Poolesville In History" day by making a contribution to HMD at this link: https://www.gofundme.com/2ye2vjwk?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_link_t&utm_campaign=welcome

Historic Medley District, Inc. (HMD) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit established by up-county residents in 1974 to restore, preserve, maintain, and teach appreciation of buildings, sites, and open spaces in the nothwestern area of Montgomery County, Maryland. This area is located within the county's Ag...

04/23/2016

History Question #2:
Senator/Colonel Edward Baker was killed in the Battle of Balls Buff. Which Poolesville building was his body brought back to from the battle? Bonus: Who was his BBF?

Answer to History Question#1: Poolesville’s telegraph line carried the war news to Washington, DC. The New York, Philadelphia, and Boston newspapers datelined the report as coming from Poolesville. That dateline made us globally famous in the mid-1800s.

Much more to learn: Come to Poolesville in History Day, May 7, 9:30 a.m. – 4:p.m. at Whalen Commons and the center of town. The role of Poolesville in the Battle of Balls Bluff will be presented by expert guides from the Balls Bluff National Park. The Old Town Hall/ Bank Museum will host lectures on Poolesville in the Civil War from 10:20 and 2:00 p.m.

08/20/2015

Maureen O'Connell for more information.

Our website is back up and running!  Visit us at http://www.historicmedley.org  You can make a donation online using Pay...
09/19/2014
www.historicmedley.org

Our website is back up and running! Visit us at http://www.historicmedley.org You can make a donation online using PayPal. Please be sure to visit us tomorrow on Poolesville Day!
~See the 2014 Photo Contest entries and winners
~Stone Mill Forgery Blacksmith demonstration
~Col. Elijah White’s 35th Virginia Cavalry Confederate Re-Enactment - 13 horsemen in historical uniforms will be with HMD in the parade and encamped at John Poole House

08/01/2014

It's not too late! The deadline for our annual photo contest ("Architecture in the Ag Reserve" is the theme this year) has been extended until September 1st. We need more entries for a good show, so drop off yours in the box on the back of the John Poole House this month!

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HERITAGE DAYS! Today and tomorrow from noon to 4 pm.  Countywide tour of our history with 40 historica...
06/28/2014
Heritage Montgomery | Hm! History where you least expect it!

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HERITAGE DAYS! Today and tomorrow from noon to 4 pm. Countywide tour of our history with 40 historical, educational, entertaining and fun-filled sites for the whole family. Our local sites are the John Poole House, the Bank Museum, Seneca Schoolhouse, Sugarland's St. Paul Community Church, Edward's Ferry C&O Lockhouse, the Boyds Negro School, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, White's Ferry, Hyattstown Mill Art Project, and the Warren Church and Historic Site www.heritagemontgomery.org

Visit the 93,000 acre Agricultural Reserve and find rural roads and landscapes looking much as they did in the 19th and early 20th centuries with historic sites, weathered barns, pick-your-own farms, and antique stores dotting the rolling landscape.

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19923 Fisher Ave
Poolesville, MD
20837

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