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Button Farm Living History Center

Button Farm Living History Center is Maryland’s only living history center depicting 19th-century slave plantation life and the stories of the Underground Railroad. Their goal was to recreate an authentic 19th-century farm including a log cabin, slave quarter, heritage breeds, heirloom crops, and artisan crafts and skills. There are a variety of tours offered each... Read More

Take an African American History Road Trip Around Montgomery County

Created by Heritage Montgomery, this self-guided road trip offers stories of home and community life as well as the experiences of African Americans during times of restriction and segregation. The sites are organized geographically rather than in the chronological order of their histories. While there are many significant Black history sites in the county, this... Read More

History of Cherry Blossom Season in Washington, DC

The rich history of the cherry blossom trees in Washington, DC is a shining example of patriotism and international friendship. The cherry blossom trees are largely the product of Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore (1856-1928); an avid writer, photographer, and geographer. She later became the first woman on the Board of Directors at the National Geographic Society.... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month in Montgomery County

February is Black History Month. African American history and culture are an essential part of Montgomery County’s heritage. Take the opportunity to honor and learn more about African American heritage through these virtual events happening all month long. History Hour: Myths & Legends of the Underground Railroad February 3 | 7 PM | Free Virtual... Read More

The Perfect Weekend Getaway Itinerary for History Lovers

If you’re a history lover, get ready to pack your bags because we have the perfect weekend itinerary for you! From having lunch at a tollhouse to strolling through a once-beloved theme park, there are so many different and exciting ways to experience all of the wonderful historical sites Montgomery County, Maryland has to offer.... Read More