Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery

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Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery

Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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The Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery is located in the historic freeman's village of Sandy Spring founded in 1728. Learn about the heritage of Blacks through the middle passage building America, salvation of the Underground Railroad,the struggle for civil rights and more. Tour a slaving clipper ship,step into an 18th century cabin and a replica of Nelson Mandela's childhood home.
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Tbowie3
Baltimore, MD57 contributions
Summer Exploration
Aug 2019 • Solo
I visited the Sandy Spring Slave Museum today and I felt so inspired to do something more for my community! I enjoyed walking through the Musem and learning so much about the residents of Sandy Spring. I pass through Sandy Spring often but today was my first day visiting the museum. Dr. Anderson provided a tour of the outdoor buildings. His passion for African history and local history is to be commended. If you’re in the area you should definitely visit!
Written August 4, 2019
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LeetaNOLA
Metairie, LA19 contributions
Excellent Time and Experience at Sandy Spring Slave Museum.
Oct 2018 • Friends
I was left in awh and appreciation of the information and history learned about the African American families of Montgomery County, the Underground Railroad and the salvation it provided, the heritage of Blacks and our rich, significant contributions to America and the world. The Clipper Ship, log cabin, Art and the Great Hall are a must see. I was introduced to "the birthing chair" and sat on a hand carved one. Glad my child birth was on a bed. Time well spent and I would go again. Not far from D.C.
Written October 13, 2018
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CaliGirlSo
san diego, ca21 contributions
Rare glimpse
Jul 2018 • Friends
Please consider stopping at this very fine private museum. An interesting collection lovingly put together by its founder tracing the history of slavery to modern day.

The small museum is filled with historical artifacts interesting African art and a history of slavery. I had never experienced seeing up close and personal the chains and shackles and neck shackles that the slaves had to endure.

The area is very interesting as it was settled by Quakers and as you probably know the Quakers had a great deal to do with the underground railway.

there is a grassy area to picnic , a small slave house reconstructed on the premises and artifacts of the agricultural community.

I don’t believe this would be a good museum for small children The museum is too intimate and personal with its artifacts easily reachable and touchable and is not set up at all for little children.
Written July 29, 2018
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Acwg
Sandy Spring, MD6 contributions
A rare collection
Nov 2016
Emancipation Maryland is celebrated the first weekend in November. Always a good program. Lots of local maps and history of this historically Quaker community, as well as American heroes and an African collection. Lots to see and interesting slave ship and African hut in separate spaces outside the main museum.
Written April 12, 2017
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Mamu at the beach
Port Charlotte, FL136 contributions
Hidden gem in Sandy Spring.
Jul 2015 • Friends
A real hidden gem in Sandy Spring. Lots of local history, as well as beautiful arts. I know there are lots of classes offered here, for both kids and adults. Well worth visit.
Written September 13, 2015
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mgpdirect
Olney, MD18 contributions
An Intimate Look at Slavery and the African-American Experience
Oct 2014 • Family
This is a small, private museum with a deep inventory of artifacts, exhibits, and personal stories dating from slave days to the present. Drawn from the experience of nine generations of African American families living in the Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, the community was originally a Quaker outpost in the mid 1700s and was a major hub on the Underground Railroad. Visitors will want to give at least an hour if not more to thoughtfully review the museum's rooms and holdings representing slavery, post Civil War, and Jim Crow times - as well as African art/culture.There is a large, walk-in model of a slave ship, an actual slave cabin, and a modern-built representation of a typical African dwelling built in honor of Nelson Mandela. I found the photographs and documents of the AA families who've lived on the same land for generations especially compelling. MD history buffs, and those who want a deeper understanding of the AA experience from Colonial to 20th century times, this little museum off the beaten path is a must-visit.
Written October 19, 2014
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