Laytonsville was originally known as Cracklintown. This name originated from the popular cracklin bread, which was baked in the locale. This recipe, essentially a bacon corn bread, also lent the entire area the name of Cracklin District. Laytonsville was incorporated in 1892.
Upcoming Events in Town
How many people know that the United States is in the middle of a 200th Commemoration of the War of 1812? Most Marylanders know that during the War of 1812 Francis Scott Key, inspired by the bombardment of Fort McHenry, wrote the lyrics to a song that later became our national anthem. But how many Marylanders know that no other state in the Union suffered more British raids than Maryland or that Maryland has iover 400 sites related to the War of 1812? This illustrated talk explores the role that Maryland played in this little understood war.
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.
During Museum hours (Weds-Sun, 10am-4 pm) Holiday Gift Show:Shoppers looking for a unique holiday gift will find finely crafted, hand-made items made by the Sandy Spring Museum Artisans, a group of nine artists who have studios at the museum. Artists include quilter, Lauren Kingsland; silversmith EunJu Lee; painter Eileen Crowe; enamellist Sue Garten, and the members of Sandy Spring Clay Works, a potters cooperative. Works for sale include quilts, pillows, jewelry, and pottery such as plates, bowls, mugs, and pots.