Boyd's Negro School House
19510 White Ground Road, Boyds,
A restored one-room school
house (1895-1936), closed in 1936. During the 41 years of classes, oil
lamps were used instead of electricity, students had to bring water from
a nearby spring, they chopped wood for the potbellied stove for heat,
and the books they used were handed down from white schools. The Boyds-Clarksburg
Historical Society has created an archives with photographs.
Photograph by Clara Turner Lee
Pleasant View Historic Site
11810 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg,
In April of 1868, three years
after the Civil War, three acres of property was purchased in trust for
$54.00 to establish a Methodist Episcopal Church. The congregants of this
developing Black community worshipped at the Quince Orchard Colored School
House, until they could afford to build their church. By 1888, the church
was constructed. Today, the Pleasant View Historical Association has a
mission to collect, maintain and exhibit artifacts and memorabilia that
document the local history and culture of this community - - more importantly
to preserve and protect this three-acre monument for future generations.
Sandy Spring Slavery Museum and African Art Gallery, Inc.
18524 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring,
MD 20860, 301/ 384-0727.
The museum's campus boasts three displays: a cross-section of a slaving clipper ship depicting conditions in the Middle Passage; a slavery-era log cabin relocated from Olney, Maryland; and an arts pavilion displaying artifacts, sculpture, musical instruments, masks and more - reflecting the African Diaspora. The Great Hall, which will house artifacts and documents representing the civil rights movement, will open July 2002.
Warren Historic Site
Whites Ferry Road, Poolesville,
MD 20837, 301/258-9021.
heritage sites in Montgomery County 1-800-925-0880 http://www.cvbmontco.com