The Exchange (Barter System)

The Sandy Spring Museum Exchange is a community-based barter program. Sandy Spring Museum serves as a hub for an ever-growing market for bartered services. Membership in the Exchange is free and the concept is simple – trade what you have, get what you need.

The Museum Can Offer You:

  • Archival Consultation and Services
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tours
  • Collections on Loan
  • Collection Prints
  • Complimentary Special Event Tickets
  • Curatorial Expertise
  • Exhibit Space
  • Facility and Grounds Rental
  • Kitchen Use
  • Museum Membership
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Recognition/Visibility
  • Show and Tell Programs
  • Studio Space
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • And more!

The Museum is in Need Of:

  • Advertising
  • Catering
  • Cleaning Services
  • Floral Arrangement
  • Gift Shop Attendant
  • Graphic Design
  • Improvements
  • Marketing
  • Landscaping
  • Mailing Assistance
  • Musicians
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Piano Tuning
  • Public Relations
  • Signage
  • Social Media Assistance
  • Storage
  • Valet Services
  • And more!

Examples to Inspire Your Participation:

  • A professional marketing guru/jazz musician provided the museum marketing services in exchange for the opportunity to host a private concert in the museum.
  • A local photographer took professional photos at a series of special events in exchange for an annual Family Museum Membership.
  • A local religious congregation assists in creating crafts for the annual holiday party in exchange for use of our facility for worship.
  • A national Native-American organization pressure washed the Museum’s picnic tables in exchange for hosting a pow wow on the museum’s grounds at a reduced rate.
  • A local girl scout volunteered at the museum for an entire school year in exchange for hosting a two-day retreat at the museum at no charge

The Exchange Charter Members

We are grateful to the local business people and organizations below for their commitment and participation in this program!

Barter With Us!

Contact Allison Weiss, call 301-774-0022 or, sign up online to become a member of the exchange and we will be in touch to discuss the possibilities of working together.

The Exchange is proudly endorsed by:
Olney Chamber of Commerce