Your Community-Activated Museum!

At Sandy Spring Museum, everything we do is because of you!  Do you have an idea for a program to host here? We provide the environment and inspiration for you to create and host events, performances, activities, and exhibits that engage, stimulate and bring people together to build connections to history through the cultural arts.

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Programs & Events

Sandy Spring Museum serves as a catalyst for community building by providing opportunities for creative engagement in a range of cultural arts. We provide the environment and inspiration for artists and community members to create art,  host activities, participate in projects, and visit exhibits that engage, stimulate, and bring people together.

Upcoming Events

Lost Lagers: The Case for Hard Cider, An Evening of Experts and Rare Vintages

January 20 6:30pm - 8:00pm

"Dirk Holger: Blue Earth" Artist Reception

January 21 3:00pm - 5:00pm

"Winston Harris: Time Tradition & American-Made Series" Artist Reception

January 21 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Make Your Mark At Sandy Spring Museum

Are you ready to make something happen at Sandy Spring Museum?

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The Strawberry Festival

The Strawberry Festival began in 1982 as a means to raise funds for Sandy Spring Museum but in the  years since has become part of Sandy Spring history itself. It is a huge community fair that brings neighbors together to revel in all that Sandy Spring, MD has to offer.

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Rent The Museum

Sandy Spring Museum is an award-winning facility set on seven beautiful acres of lush landscaping in the quaint town of Sandy Spring, MD. From a rustic, 19th century barn, to gorgeous trellises on our grounds, floor-to-ceiling windows in the Farquhar Gallery, and exposed beams throughout, we are the perfect backdrop and venue for any occasion.

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Resident Artists

Sandy Spring Museum is home to resident artists who meet with visitors, patrons, and clients throughout the week. Stop by to see the artists in their studios, where they often create new work inspired by the Museum’s collections and the great history of our surrounding area.

Get Involved

The evolution of Sandy Spring Museum in recent years from a traditional history museum into a dynamic, participatory cultural arts community center was possible  because of the support from the Sandy Spring community. Donations, museum membership, volunteerism, sponsorships, and advertising all help to make the museum thrive.

Support Sandy Spring

Museum Exhibits & Collections

Sandy Spring has a unique and celebrated history that we want to help you discover. With residents who trace their lineage back nearly 300 years to the community’s founding as a Quaker settlement in the 1720s, many stories of Sandy Spring have state-wide and national significance.

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Visit the Museum

Visit Sandy Spring Museum and see how we have something for everyone. Learn about our story and history, view exhibits, browse our collection of artifacts, visit our unique gift shop, engage with resident artists, take a tour of one of our many spaces available for rent, join us at a fun event, or just stop by to relax and reflect in our courtyard or gardens.