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The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio’s Virtual Gallery Presents Small Works V Art Exhibition
Jul 18 – Sep 1 all-day
The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio’s Virtual Gallery Presents Small Works V Art Exhibition

Join us for our virtual summer Small Works V art show, held by the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio. Opening on Saturday, July 18 through Sept.1, 2020 on our NEW website:

The show represents the works of both emerging and professional artist members of the Friends of the Yellow Barn, where all works are 14 x 14 inches and under! This annual show is typically held at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park. At the gallery we welcome hundreds of patrons yearly to enjoy our small works show where the best works of art come in small packages! This year viewers will enjoy seeing our small works show online. The variety of works on display include all painting and drawing media such as: oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, mixed media, pastels, charcoal and ink. Be sure to visit this collection to see the work of some of our most talented local artists. All purchases will be handled directly with the artists.

For general information on the Friends, or questions on purchasing art work, please contact us at:

Tea Party in the Pandemic @ Dumbarton House
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Dumbarton House staff for a virtual tea party! During this two hour program, we will bake a federal period tea time snack, make tea sanwiches and learn about proper table settings and etiquette. Once all is prepared, we will sit down and eat our delicious sandwiches and tea snacks together. An ingredient and materials list will be sent out in advance. Although the pandemic prevents our usual, decadent teas at the museum, we are excited to bring tea time into your homes and enjoy an afternoon of conversation and delicious treats together! All ages welcome. Space is limited! Get your tickets now!

History Conversations: “The Path to Leadership–The Next Chapter” @ Online/Virtual
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
History Conversations: "The Path to Leadership--The Next Chapter" @ Online/Virtual | | |

Stay connected from home with “History Conversations,” periodic virtual lectures from Montgomery History’s talented corps of speakers covering a wide variety of local history topics.

“The Path to Leadership: The Next Chapter”
with Claire McDonald
Tuesday, August 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, join Claire McDonald, the creator of our new online exhibit, for a History Conversation to discuss “The Path to Leadership: The Next Chapter.” She will talk about the influence of Montgomery County women in the political arena pre- and post-suffrage, as well as barriers they faced along the way. You won’t want to miss this detailed look at some of the most influential women in Montgomery County and Maryland politics and their amazing stories.

Visit for the link to register for the Zoom session. Please note that the Zoom sessions are limited to 100 participants, so if you want to ensure your spot make sure to register in advance! If you have further questions about accessing the conversation via Zoom, please contact Matt Gagle, Director of Programs, at

Playing the Past Girl Scout Program @ Dumbarton House
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

Learn about life during the Federal Period. Juniors will tour the historic house to “research” their role, then it’s time to pretend you’re a person living in the new capital city. Create some crafts, play games, and celebrate with a tea party of your own! Most steps to earn your badge will be completed during our program. Some programs include supplementary activities that must be completed after the program to finish the badge. Send in a photo of your completed activity to receive your Dumbarton House Patch!

Growing Gardeners @ Dumbarton House
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am

By learning about seasonality, the labor of planting seeds, and how gardens were depicted in the Federal period, Girl Scouts and children from the general public will appreciate where their food comes from and recognize the importance of gardens in the past and the present. Registration includes a tour of the house, a garden activity booklet, and a real planting to take home!
Register for a time slot and if your child is a Girl Scout, she will complete all the necessary steps to earn her Gardener Badge! (She will receive a Dumbarton House patch, but we do not provide the badges.)
This is a socially distant, in-person program. Masks are required, hand sanitizer is provided, and capacity is limited to ensure social distancing.
$5/adult, $15/child

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