Get ready for Heritage Days! Slogan: "Hm! History where you least expect it!" LOL. At various sites around the county Saturday-Sunday, June 28-29, 2014. From a MoCo newsletter:
The last weekend in June, Montgomery Parks joins with historic organizations throughout the county to celebrate Montgomery County Heritage Days with a series of FREE events and activities for all. This two-day, county-wide festival offers visitors an opportunity to sample numerous sites representing the history, culture, and natural beauty of the county. For more information call 301-650-4373.One of the sites with historic reenactment is inside Wheaton Regional Park. I checked it out last year and thought the people in period dress did a great job explaining life there in the late 1800s. It is on the north side of the park behind the Nature Center. There's a parking lot or you can walk through the park to get there from any point in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Harper Cabin at Brookside Nature Center
Harper Cabin in Wheaton Regional Park, from this Flickr page.
1400 Glenallen Avenue, Wheaton
Saturday – 10am-5pm and Sunday – 1-5pm
Visit this mid-19th century log cabin with period furnishings. Learn how many newly emancipated African American families lived in the late 1800s including raising chickens and grinding grains.
Let's get out there and learn about our county's history. Besides Heritage Days weekend, other historical events are listed here at HistoryInTheParks.