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Action and Reaction by Mark Goldman @ Sandy Spring Museum
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm
Action and Reaction by Mark Goldman @ Sandy Spring Museum |  |  |

On exhibit January 9 – March 1, 2020

Action and Reaction by Mark Goldman is an exhibit centered on the two most important parts of sports photojournalism: action and reaction. It captures the instantaneous intensity, athleticism, and success created through highlighting game action of area professional and collegiate level sports teams, while also revealing the competitiveness, heart and emotion behind each player’s reaction. An accomplished photographer Mark utilizes his skills in photography, to reveal the in depth knowledge of sports it takes to photograph picture-perfect moments in such a fast-paced, competitive environment. He demonstrates his knowledge of a variety of sports by being one step ahead of the game action by carefully selecting proper placement, studying each sport, and watching the important interactions between players and coaches. The exhibit draws parallels and displays the equal level of importance between action and reaction to convey the complete story of the game.

Mark will share more about his experience in sports journalism at History Happy Hour: Wire Guys and Shooters on January 17th.

Art Dolls: Figurative Sculptures That Tell a Story @ Sandy Spring Museum
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm
Art Dolls: Figurative Sculptures That Tell a Story @ Sandy Spring Museum |  |  |

On exhibit January 9 – March 1, 2020
Reception: Sunday, January 12, 1 pm – 3 pm

This exhibit features the work of students enrolled in doll making classes at Montgomery College taught by Wendelin Daniels. The students explore mixed media art and the human form through the design and creation of original art dolls. The technique taught in the class generally involves making the head, hands, and feet out of air dried clay. The body of the doll is soft-sculpted over a wire armature. The dolls span a wide range of persona, from portrait dolls of historical figures to fantasy dolls, and everything in between. Adorned with their distinctive costumes, accessories, and props, art dolls convey their own individual personality and story. Unlike dolls that are manufactured as children’s toys, art dolls are unique, one-of-a-kind figurative sculptures.

The Plummers’ Kitchen @ Riversdale House Museum
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm
The Plummers' Kitchen @ Riversdale House Museum |  |  |

Stop by Riversdale to check out the open hearth, where the Kitchen Guild will be demoing recipes from the 1920s and celebrating the life of Nellie Arnold Plummer (1860-1933).

Nellie was born enslaved to Adam Francis Plummer of Riversdale and Emily Saunders Plummer, and grew up to work as a school teacher for forty-five years, as well as serve as a church elder. In 1927 she published the book, Out of the Depths, or the Triumph of the Cross, a biography of her family, much of which is based on her father’s writings.

Discover more about this remarkable woman and learn about popular dishes from Nellie’s time during the program!

FREE; regular fee for house tours

Pegg Wallace Kennedy author of the Broken Road @ The Mansion on O and O Musuem
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pegg Wallace Kennedy author of the Broken Road @ The Mansion on O and O Musuem |  |  |

Peggy Wallace Kennedy author of The Broken Road
WHEN: Sunday, Feburary 23, 2020
WHERE: The Museum and Mansion on O Street, 2020 Street NW, DC


Born into one of the most powerful political families in the history of the American South, Peggy Wallace Kennedy is recognized as one of America’s most important voices for peace and reconciliation. From her unique perspective of living behind the gates of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion as her father, George Wallace, rose to become one of America’s most influential populists, Peggy Wallace Kennedy offers a compelling narrative of her family’s history and its relevance to the current version of the politics of rage.

Traveling with her father in 1968 during his presidential campaign, Peggy bore witness to the power of anger and fear at Wallace Rallies in America’s heartland and northeastern factory cities as crowds of disaffected white men and women saw themselves in her father’s eyes. And in May of 1972, she was called from a college classroom and told that her father had been gunned down in the parking lot of a shopping mall in Maryland.

However, it is the story of Peggy’s personal journey to redemption and the love of her two sons that captures the hearts of those who hear her voice. After years of standing in the shadow of others, Peggy Wallace Kennedy challenges us to believe in ourselves so that we too can walk to higher ground. And she demonstrates best the notion that none of us can be held responsible for the circumstances of our birth, but all of us will be held responsible for who we can become.

In her powerful new memoir, Peggy looks back on the politics of her youth and attempts to reconcile her adored father with the man who coined the phrase “Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever.

Three Centuries of LGBTQ+ History in the Mid-Atlantic @ Sandy Spring Museum
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Three Centuries of LGBTQ+ History in the Mid-Atlantic @ Sandy Spring Museum |  |  |

Long before Pride parades and Supreme Court arguments over Marriage Equality, LGBTQ+ people have been part of the fabric of American life. In this program by Dr. Christopher Mielke and local historian Ron Padrón, we will look at the hidden queer history of colonial America and the young Republic. Through documented histories of queer and gender non-conforming individuals, our speakers will cover the evolution of gender and sexuality in the mid-Atlantic over three centuries, and challenges face by Revolutionary War generals, African American schoolteachers and female husbands, among others.

Tuesday Talks: “The Path To Leadership: Montgomery County Women, Women’s Clubs, and Suffrage” @ Beall-Dawson House
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday Talks: "The Path To Leadership: Montgomery County Women, Women’s Clubs, and Suffrage” @ Beall-Dawson House

Our lunchtime lecture series, Tuesday Talks, covers various aspects of local history. The programs begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. with seating ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.

“The Path To Leadership: Montgomery County Women, Women’s Clubs, and Suffrage”
Speaker: Claire McDonald
Tuesday, March 3
12 pm – 1 pm
Beall-Dawson House

Kick off Women’s History Month with our March Tuesday Talk!

For women of Montgomery County, like women throughout the country, their paths to leadership and politics were not direct ones. Achieving political clout and influence in the county and beyond took decades of hard work and persistence. Much of this work began with the fight for the right to vote. This presentation—offered on the 107th anniversary of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession in DC—explores women’s suffrage in the county and its relationship to the growing network of women’s clubs from the late nineteenth century through the early 1930s. Presenter Claire McDonald will also highlight the lives and contributions of three local women. The presentation will coincide with a new two-part online exhibition about women’s paths to leadership in the county.

Tuesday Talks are always free and open to the public! For more information, visit our website,, or contact us at 301-340-2825.

Under the Rainbow Tour and Panel Discussion @ Dumbarton House
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 5:30-8pm
Cost: $45 tour and panel; $25 tour only; $25 panel only
Tickets available:

Join guide Ella Schiralli as we discover the history of the gay community from war hero to modern day human rights activists. Engage and explore how Washington, DC has been a pivotal location for the struggle for equal rights. Discover the many women who have contributed to the movement and learn how local places and events shaped an accepting environment leading to the 2015 Marriage Equality landmark Supreme Court decision. ‘Under the Rainbow’ is an enjoyable and educational tour designed for all people of all ages.
After the tour take time to reflect, process and continue the conversation with our panel discussion at Dumbarton House Museum in Georgtown. Panel will consist of Jennifer Porter-Lupu, Archaeologist investigating the Queer history of Halcyon House, Channing Jospehs, Journalist, Historian and author of the upcoming book House of Swann: Where Slaves Became Queens- and Changed the World, and Tour Guide Ella Schiralli. Light refreshments will be served.

True and False @ Korean Cultural Center DC
Mar 6 – Mar 26 all-day
True and False @ Korean Cultural Center DC

Join us for , a new group exhibition showcasing vibrant and diverse multimedia installation works by three contemporary Korean artists who explore the blurring of truth in modern society, opening Friday, March 6 with in-person introductions by the artists.

WHAT: Art exhibition, artist talks, & public opening reception
WHO: Tae Eun Kim, Su Hyun Nam, Ahree Song
WHEN: Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
On View: March 6 – 26, 2020 (open M-F, 9am-noon & 1-6pm)
WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW)

HOW: Free RSVP to the opening reception at

Complimentary wine and Korean refreshment provided.

Tae Eun Kim, Su Hyun Nam, and Ahree Song each place their work in the context of today’s fast-paced, complex world where clear distinctions between fiction and reality are increasingly lacking. Once absolute notions such as true and false or possible and impossible have become ever more obscure as advanced technology continues to overcome humanity’s perceived limitations and our very ability to comprehend it.

By embracing the rapid evolution of science and the digital frontier as a new part of our natural world, Kim, Nam, and Song embody the boundary between reality and fiction through their art, which includes digital multimedia, distortion techniques, installations, and sculpture. This exhibition aims to have audiences reflect on the underlying coexistence of nature and humanity, and to reconsider common expectations and understandings of society.

Admission to the exhibition opening reception featuring talks by the artists on Friday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is required at True and False will remain on view during regular hours through March 26, 2020.

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The Doctor is In! March Office Hours with Dr. Stonestreet @ Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Doctor is In! March Office Hours with Dr. Stonestreet @ Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine

Following the reopening and reinterpretation of our Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine in October 2019, Dr. Stonestreet (portrayed by Clarence Hickey) will be holding “Office Hours” the first Saturday of each month–each time following a different theme–from 12-4 pm.

March 7 Office Hours | 19th Century Farm and Mill Accidents

Farms and Mills were an essential part of 19th century life in Montgomery County. About 40 mills operated on the County’s streams, and were a workplace source of accidents and injuries. About two thirds of the County was farmland, another source of accidents and injuries. Visit the museum with Dr. Stonestreet and see how injuries were treated by country doctors, using a life-sized mannequin posing as an injured worker.

These events are family friendly and open to the public free of charge. For questions about Office Hours, please contact us at 301-340-2825. For more information about Dr. Stonestreet and the Stonestreet Museum, visit our website,

Ethiopia Day at KID Museum, Bethesda @ KID Museum
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ethiopia Day at KID Museum, Bethesda @ KID Museum |  |  |

Come celebrate the culture, crafts, and flavors of Ethiopia at KID Museum’s first-ever Ethiopia Day! KID Museum and Ethiopian Community Center DC are proud to present a hands-on celebration of Ethiopian culture, food, art, games, and making. Featuring maker activities, crafts, music, food and performances.

Bring the entire family, activities suitable for ages 4-11. Drop in any time 10am-5pm and stay as long as you like!

Ethiopian food treats available for purchase courtesy of Bete Ethiopian Cuisine and Cafe, Silver Spring.

Performances throughout the day, schedule to be announced.
See website for complete details.

Presented at KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817

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