WAPA 2013 Summer Outing: Sandy Spring Museum
June 16, 2013; tour starts at 11 am
Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
The Sandy Spring Museum is a small historical museum in Montgomery County celebrating the community of that name. It includes a one-room display area and archival and library collections. Sandy Spring was the heart of a network of rural villages settled by the Quakers in the 1720s. Though the Quakers quickly became a minority, their tenets and presence can be found throughout the history of the community. For example, they were among the first to emancipate their enslaved population, in 1777 when other parts of Maryland continued to support large plantations. They were also active in the Underground Railroad. More information on the Museum can be found at http://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/.
The WAPA outing on June 16 will include a tour of the museum exhibits and the archives, and will feature some special collections brought out of storage—quilts associated with the underground railroad and the community annals. Also part of the tour will be a visit to the contemporary blacksmith shop on the premises. The tour, which will last about 1 hour, will be followed by a picnic lunch on the grounds of the museum.
The picnic will be WAPA-style, with everyone contributing. There is ample seating, but no grilling facilities. Alcoholic beverages are permitted, but should be discrete, as this is a public space. Please bring the following to share, according to your last name:
M-P Entrees (cool or warm) I-L
Salads Q-T Breads & Chips A-D
Desserts W-Z Drinks E-H
Transportation & Directions
If you need a ride, please see the ride board
on the WAPA website to share one. The nearest Metro is Glenmont, on the Red Line, from which you will need transportation. To help with that, WAPA drivers will be at the station at Glenmont in one of the first parking spaces of the main Kiss and Ride at 10:15 and 10:30. Just follow the main crowd out straight & up the stairs, then turn left. Please let us know if you plan to use this service. If no one signs up, we will not plan on being there.
Bentley Road is located in Sandy Spring is north of Silver Spring and east of Olney, just off route 108 between Rte 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) and Rte 93 (Georgia Avenue).
If you have any questions, concerns, or last-minute emergencies, contact Eleanor King at 240-472-9042 or by email