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MPI’s Gathering and Annual Meeting

B&O Railroad 150th anniversary film debut

You are cordially invited to MPI’s 2024 Annual Meeting! You don’t have to be a member to attend!

Reemberto Rodriguez
Courtesy of Reemberto Rodriguez

It will be held at the Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station, 8100 Georgia Avenue, now back in business after surviving the pandemic and undertaking some needed repairs.

On this afternoon, get a close-up look at construction of the Metropolitan Branch Hiker-Biker Trail. Enjoy and find your family in Montgomery Municipal Cable’s film of the 150th anniversary B&O train excursion, and see our recently-donated 1920s B&O Railroad Company china.

MPI members will elect officers and cheer on special volunteers. Now is the time to nominate new MPI directors and volunteer for MPI committees. Help with programs and issues that enable MPI to carry out its mission. With an active membership, MPI can make the difference that we all desire!

Reception provided; RSVP requested but not required.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour

Historic Takoma, a MPI Member Organization, is delighted to announce the resumption of the annual House and Garden Tour following a four-year Covid hiatus.

June’s Open House at the Silver Spring B&O Station

Step on Board! Explore Silver Spring’s Historic Railroad Station!

MATTS Turtle

June’s Special Event: Reptile Talk at 11am

Join Professor Emeritus Ray Bosmans, Mid Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society, to learn about and touch many different types of reptiles. Thinking about owning a turtle as a pet? Ask Dr. Bosmans how you can be a turtle parent.

Ongoing Activities

Take a self-guided tour outside & inside the Station.

“Train Spot” under the canopy! See locomotives galore! Wave at the Engineers!

Indoors, enjoy HO Scale Model Train Display, locomoting thru a 24-hour day in 7 1/2 minutes, sunrise to sunset to sunrise.

Play with wooden toy train set and ride Thomas the Tank Engine.

Visit Station Manager’s ticket office and 1945 telephone booth.

See B&O “Drumhead,” rail photos, & memorabilia of the original Downtown Silver Spring.

Enjoy Station Manager Robert Davis’ Brownie camera photos taken when he was 16 years of age.

Open House Co-Hosted by Montgomery Preservation & Silver Spring Historical Society

montgomerypreservation.org

facebook.com/sshistory/

301-495-4915

This Station is a Montgomery County Historic Site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and a gem in Silver Spring’s Arts & Entertainment District. 

Highlights from Kensington’s 130 Years of History

How much of Kensington’s history do you really know?  Join Kensington Historical Society, a MPI Member Organization, for an all-star panel of Kensington experts to talk about the town’s past and how it has shaped the future.

Our Local Revolutionary War Patriots

Peerless Rockville will host a presentation by historian and MPI Board Member Susan Soderberg. She will discuss what led ten men to sign the Hungerford Resolves of June 11, 1774, launching what is now Montgomery County into an armed revolt against their colonizer and protector Great Britain, risking their property and their lives in a conflict many saw as fool-hearty and doomed.

Peerless Rockville’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Peerless Rockville's 50th AnniversaryPeerless Rockville, a MPI Member Organization, celebrates their 50th year milestone with a gala at one of Rockville’s most beautiful historic buildings, Glenview Mansion. Reconnect with friends, neighbors, and fellow history lovers to look back at half a century of successes and challenges, and look to the future together.

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