• Exhibit: Honoring Our Past, Celebrating the Future

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    Name: Exhibit: Honoring Our Past, Celebrating the Future
    Date: January 27, 2019
    Event Description:

    In this exhibit, students immersed themselves into Sandy Spring history by creating beautiful works of art inspired by local history. In early November, middle school students from the Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences spent a ?Collaborative Day? visiting Sandy Spring Museum to prepare. The fifth through eighth graders were taught how to handle objects from the Museum?s collection. Nearly twenty items ranging from newspaper publications and handwritten correspondence, to clothing, daguerreotypes (an early form of photographs), and athletic gear were chosen for this exercise.

    The objects were selected to represent four notable people from Sandy Spring?s past: suffragist Mary Bentley Thomas, baseball player Jack Bentley, postmaster and bank founder Alban Gilpin Thomas, and free black, shingle maker Remus Q. Hill. The significance of each item in the life of its prior owner was studied and students selected the objects that interested them most to sketch, and create an original work of art based on the object?s story.


    Sandy Spring Museum
    17901 Bentley Road
    Sandy Spring, MD 20860

    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

    *First Saturday of each month 10:00am - 5:00pm
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