Do you need research assistance?

Research assistance is available at the Sandy Spring Museum. You can either visit the archives and have records pulled to search yourself, or you can submit a question via email to have it answered for you.

Why is there a fee for using the materials in the archives?

The Sandy Spring Museum is a non-profit institution that operates without dedicated funding from federal, state or county agencies.  Maintaining the archives is costly.  Fees help pay for staff, archival supplies, and maintaining proper environmental conditions to preserve the collection.

How much does it cost to use the archives?

Museum members are permitted to use the archives free of charge, whether in person or submitting questions via email.

Non-members who come in-person are charged a daily fee of $10.

Non-members who submit written questions are charged an hourly fee of $25, after receiving the ½ hour of complementary research.