Sandy Spring Slave Museum

Sandy Spring Slave Museum A one-acre site in historic Sandy Spring that features a cross-section of a Slaving Clipper Ship, the Log Cabin, the Arts Pavilion and the Great Hall.

John Hood was the last slave to be auctioned in Montgomery County.  John Hood, was auctioned off to settle the estate of...
05/15/2019

John Hood was the last slave to be auctioned in Montgomery County. John Hood, was auctioned off to settle the estate of the late Edward Porter. This auction took place in Ashton’s principal “watering place” and was named Thomas Circle. The young “chattel” was bid on by William John Thomas Sr. for his wife, and her sisters Elizabeth, Sarah and Virginia Porter who, as soon as possible, gave him his freedom with several other slaves. These young women earned their own living for years, and were greatly petted by the Abolitionists for their unusual act of justice and humanity. The picture below shows the vicinity of where the Thomas Circle was located.

The search is still on for the exact location of Thomas Circle. Part of this was taken from the Sandy Spring Annals.
Thank you Debby Bond Whelan

05/12/2019
05/09/2019

We are now on instagram! Follow our official page @sandyspringslavemuseum📲👌🏽😊

05/06/2019

HOURS of OPERATION
Tuesday & Thursday
10:30am-1:30pm

Saturday & Sunday
2:00pm- 4:00pm
All other times by appt.

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Thank you for visiting Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley. Looking forward to your next visit. 🇺🇸https://www.b...
05/04/2019
Gina Kay Abercrombie-Winstanley (1957- ) • BlackPast

Thank you for visiting Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley. Looking forward to your next visit. 🇺🇸

https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/abercrombie-winstanley-gina-kay-1957/

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the first woman diplomat to lead a U.S. consulate in the gender conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, also serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Malta (appointed in 2011). Gina Kay Abercrombie was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where her …...

"From Slavery to Freedom"🌠DOOR PRIZE
05/03/2019

"From Slavery to Freedom"🌠
DOOR PRIZE

05/02/2019

“From Slavery to Freedom”
Josiah Henson
5/11/19
5:00pm

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer, and voice artist. She sang...
04/30/2019

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer, and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Nichols played communications officer Lieutenant (later, Commander) Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek television series (1966–1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures. Nichols's role was groundbreaking as a future role-model for African American female characters on American television. She also worked to recruit diverse astronauts to NASA, including women and ethnic minorities.

Come visit us when your in the area.😉
04/28/2019
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#NarcoticsFarmThe Federal Medical Center, Lexington (FMC Lexington) is a United States federal prison in Kentucky for ma...
04/27/2019

#NarcoticsFarm

The Federal Medical Center, Lexington (FMC Lexington) is a United States federal prison in Kentucky for male or female inmates requiring medical or mental health care. The site opened on May 15, 1935 on 1,000 acres under the name "United States Narcotic Farm. Its original purpose was to treat people who "voluntarily" were admitted with drug abuse problems and treat them, with mostly experimental treatments; it was the first of its kind in the United States. The site included a farm where patients would work.

Stop by the Sandy Spring Slave Museum to see pieces of art therapy creations by prisoners.🎨

Another amazing presentation by Dr. Alana Murray
04/27/2019

Another amazing presentation by Dr. Alana Murray

04/26/2019

Don’t miss Dr. Alana Murray
Tomorrow April 27th at 12:00
Impact of the Black Woman in Education

Natalie Williams- Sandy Spring Slave Museum historianhttps://www.mymcmedia.org/montgomery-talks-an-oasis-of-freed-slaves...
04/22/2019
Montgomery Talks: An Oasis of Freed Slaves | Montgomery Community Media

Natalie Williams- Sandy Spring Slave Museum historian

https://www.mymcmedia.org/montgomery-talks-an-oasis-of-freed-slaves/

Historian Natalie Williams says the Sandy Spring Slave Museum is a place where people can touch history. It was created in what was an “oasis” of slaves freed by Quakers – on this episode of Montgomery Talks. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, S...

Auction Block Charleston S.C.By local artist Vaughn HolseyWant to see it up close?Visit the Sandy Spring Slave Museum &A...
04/22/2019

Auction Block Charleston S.C.
By local artist Vaughn Holsey

Want to see it up close?
Visit the Sandy Spring Slave Museum &African Art Gallery.

04/20/2019

#Savethedate
Montgomery Parks Countywide Museum Manager – Shirl Spicer
Saturday May 11, 2019 5:00pm

Where did Sharp Street United Methodists Church gets its name?From the Mother Church of African American Methodism https...
04/19/2019
Sharp Street Meeting House - Mother Church of African American Methodism in Maryland | Battle of Baltimore

Where did Sharp Street United Methodists Church gets its name?

From the Mother Church of African American Methodism

https://www.battleofbaltimore.org/items/show/184#.XLoE5RYpCaM

What is now known as the Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, in West Baltimore’s Upton neighborhood, has its roots in South Baltimore at 112-116 Sharp Street. The mother church of African American Methodism in Maryland, this congregation formed in the late 18th century. After tiring of ...

04/19/2019

Easter Monday at the National Zoo

The zoo called the festivities “Easter Monday: An African American Family Tradition” and said the origins dated back to 1891. What caused African American families to flock to the zoo on the day after Easter isn’t known, although it seems clearly related to Washington’s segregation at the time.
One theory zoo officials have offered is that African Americans went to the zoo because they were barred from the White House Easter Egg Roll. Another holds that many black housekeepers had to work on Easter Sunday, so they used their day off on the Monday after Easter to celebrate at the zoo.

Maryland Historical Trust
04/18/2019
Maryland Historical Trust

Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust Capital Grant for Fiscal Year 2019 is now open! This grant is a competitive funding program for construction projects on buildings or structures on or eligible for the Maryland Register of Historic Places. You can read more about this grant and eligibility requirements at our website.

The application is a two-step process. Intents to Apply are due February 15th, 2019 by 11:59pm. Please see our website for all the details and contact information.

https://mht.maryland.gov/grants_capital.shtml

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04/17/2019
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This mission of the African American Civil War Museum is to correct a great wrong in American history which ignored the contributions of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in keeping America united under one flag and ending slavery in the United States.

04/15/2019

Look Out👀
The Sandy Spring Slave Museum will add an additional day of operation on Tuesdays
Stay Tuned for start date

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18524 Brooke Rd
Sandy Spring, MD
20860

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:30 - 13:30
Saturday 14:00 - 16:00
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

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(301) 774-4066

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