Olney

Olney was established in the early 1800s as a community of artisans, traders and merchants.

Upcoming Events in Town

August History Happy Hour: Civil War and Civil Rights: African Americans and Civil Rights During the

Sandy Spring

History Happy Hour: Civil War and Civil Rights: African Americans and Civil Rights During the Past 150 Years. On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that all slaves held in Confederate states shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free. But how free were the slaves, really? What challenges and battles still existed for African Americans to overcome? What barriers and divisions still exist today? Join us for an engaging discussion around these themes led by Brent Newton, JD. Beer, Wine and appetizers.

National Players presents AS YOU LIKE IT

Olney

All the world's a stage in Shakespeare's classic love story about concealed identities and leaving home to find oneself. Running away to the woods to begin anew, Rosalind is surprised to find true love instead. Can she make a new home of this strange new world? With a little creative costuming and luck, each character creates a new life As You Like It. (Recommended for ages 8 and up)

U.S. Capital for a Day Celebration

Brookeville

Two hundred years ago, during the War of 1812, the British lay siege to Washington, setting fire to the nation's capital. As residents fled the city, President James Madison took refuge in Brookeville on August 26, 1814. Visit Brookeville on August 30 & 31 for historic re-enactments, music, storytelling, guided tours, 1814 science & craft demonstrations, children's activities, archaeology programs, food & drink! *Note: Georgia Ave./Rte. 97 will be closed both days. Visit the website for shuttle information and event details.