Travel back in time to learn how your family, friends, and neighbors may have lived. Imagine your surprise when you discover you haven’t traveled far from your backyard to the local park.
Montgomery Parks is proud to be able to offer Group & School Tours at three of our most prominent historic sites to the public. All tours will be presented by specially trained docents who will make history come alive for your group.
Josiah Henson Park Facility Plan Planning Board Review
On Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Montgomery Regional Office, Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The Planning Board will review the Josiah Henson Park Facility Plan. Please check the agenda closer to the day of the meeting for a time. To find out more about providing input into this plan, visit MontgomeryPlanningBoard.org or call 301-495-4600. Find out more about the history of this park at JosiahHensonSite.org.
Montgomery County Heritage Days
June 29 & 30 | Free
Mark your calendar! A big weekend is being planned for the whole family at Oakley Cabin, Underground Railroad Experience Trail, Blockhouse Point Conservation Park, Kingsley Schoolhouse, and the Josiah Henson Park - details will be coming soon. 2013 History in the Parks Spring Events flyer (PDF, 1MB)
Archaeology Club Camps and Events
2013 Archaeology Events and Camps flyer PDF (479KB)
2013 Archaeology Camps
It is hard to imagine prehistoric people camping in your back yard but they most certainly did. Our Archaeology Program hosts camps over Spring Break and the Summer. They also offer Extended Care Sessions as well as Archaeology Leader Training Workshops. 2013 Archaeology Events and Camps flyer PDF (479KB)
Park Closures and Event Cancelations
In the event of severe weather, please call ahead to confirm the park will be open before traveling to the site. Call 301-650-4373 for a recorded message of the most current park event hours.
Volunteers bring history to life!
Become a part of history as a volunteer Historic Guide. Exciting opportunities await you at one of our Historic Sites. Search for historic and cultural volunteer opportunities at ParksVolunteers.org and apply today!
- Trail guides are needed to provide guided hikes for the Underground Railroad Experience Trail , and
- Docents are needed to provide tours for historic sites like, Kingsley Schoolhouse, Josiah Henson Park, Bussard Farmstead at the Agricultural History Farm Park and Oakley Cabin African American Museum.
Shirl Spicer, Museum Manager
301-650-4373 | Shirl.Spicer@MontgomeryParks.org
Cassandra Michaud, Archaeologist
301-563-7533 | Cassandra.Michaud@montgomeryparks.org
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