Hosted by Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission
Come out and celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Ridgeley Rosenwald School, a milestone in African American education and historic preservation in Prince George’s County. This week will include fun and educational activities for all ages. The school will be open for tours from 11am to 3pm for the entire week.
Please join us for our new annual fundraiser Rally Day celebrating the power of education. We welcome keynote speaker Supt. Tyrone Brandyburg from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The day will be filled with music, art activities, living history, and a luncheon with Bonnie’s at the Red Byrd fried chicken, Nutter’s ice cream, & Burkholder’s pies.
Silver Spring developed as a “sundown suburb” in the early 20th century. African Americans were welcome to work in the stores and homes here but they were unable to shop, eat, play, and live in the community. This two-hour tour explores Silver Spring’s historic landscape as it transitioned from Jim Crow segregation into the thriving multicultural community it’s become.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of ‘50s fun! To kickoff our upcoming exhibit, BOOM: The 1950s in Montgomery County and year of dynamic programs, Montgomery History is throwing a bash to remember.