The Sandy Spring Museum Gift Shop is one of the most unique and eclectic gift shops in the neighborhood. It features the work of local and regional craftspeople and artists with a wide range of items for sale, a small sample of which is listed below. In addition, we sell publications on local history, most of which cannot be purchased at other retail or online locations.
On Sale Now
The works of over a dozen artists are now for sale in our gift shop, including, but not limited to:
- Quilted wall hangings and pillows by Lauren Kingsland
- Earrings by Sensational Designs
- Pottery by Greenbridge Pottery
- Handmade goats milk soap from Willow Grove Farm
- Jewelry by Studio in the Glen
- Hand-wrought items made by local blacksmiths
The following publications are available for sale on this website and in our gift shop. Some of these are not available at any other retail or online stores. To purchase a book online, please click here.
By Tom Canby
A memoir about the relationship between father and son, set on a dying farm in Sandy Spring in the mid-20th century. Award-winning author Tom Canby is a native of Sandy Spring and former science editor of National Geographic.
Sandy Spring Legacy
By Thomas Canby and Elie Rogers
This beautiful book written by Thomas Canby and Elie Rogers, both formerly of National Geographic, is a scrapbook of local history. Brimming with stories and lore, family struggles and achievements, Sandy Spring Legacy contains over 500 photographs in an attractive sepia tone.
Villages of Sandy Spring
For half of its nearly 300-year history, the Sandy Spring neighborhood existed as a mosaic of 20 villages. A village stood at every crossroads and was within walking distance of every farm. The villages, each with its own general store, set the rhythm of life in Sandy Spring. The decline of the village era paralleled the improved mobility brought by the automobile, but in altered form many of these venerable villages survive today. The stories included here evoke the life of those villages that defined the character of Sandy Spring for 150 years. Delightful and personal stories invite understanding of the rural culture that today still strengthens area communities.
The Annals of Sandy Spring
The Annals of Sandy Spring is a six-volume accounting of activities that took place in the Sandy Spring Quaker community dating back to 1863 and up to 1962. This unique neighborhood history records significant community events such as births, deaths, marriages, crop yields, new homes and barns, losses to fire and storm, and other happenings, oftentimes with the thoughtful reflections of the various chroniclers themselves. In later years these annals broadened to include information about occurrences outside the Quaker community. Volume VI also includes an index of all six volumes, an introduction describing the annals, and a history of the neighborhood from its Quaker founding in 1728 until the beginning of the Annals in 1863.