Established in 1794, Brookeville is one of the county’s earliest settlements. The small town is known as “U.S. Capital for a Day,” where the President James Madison fled when the British burned Washington, D.C. in the War of 1812.
Upcoming Events in Town
Meet the artists at this holiday gift show reception. Special pricing, light refreshments and artist demo, in addition to the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind handmade gifts and fine art. Shoppers looking for a unique holiday gift will find finely crafted, handmade items made by the Sandy Spring Museum Artisans who include quilter, Lauren Kingsland; silversmith EunJu Lee; painter Eileen Crowe; enamellist Sue Garten, and members of Sandy Spring Clay Works. Works for sale include quilts, pillows, jewelry, and pottery such as plates, bowls, mugs, and pots. Artist Courtney Miller Bellairs will also be exhibiting work from her show.
Artist Courtney Miller Bellairs will be exhibiting and selling work from her show, I See, a body of work based entirely on artifacts from the Sandy Spring Museum collection. Her graphic and bold compositions are photo collages of spice tins, old toys, wedding dresses, and household goods, produced in limited edition giclee prints. Special reception on Sunday, December 7 from 11 am " 3 pm.
Trolley Museum celebrates Black History Month with a special exhibit, Jim Crow on Streetcars, telling the stories of both 19th and 20th century efforts to establish racially segregated transit and to resist its establishment. Visitors may ride streetcars through Northwest Branch Park.