Juneteenth Concert by the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices

The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices is excited to partner with the Alexandria Black History Museum to present the ensemble’s first-ever Juneteenth Celebration! Jubilee Voices will mark the date that slavery was fully abolished throughout the United States with music, stories, and cultural traditions reflected through the history of the African American experience locally and in … Read More

History of Sugarloaf Mountain: the Singular History of a Singular Mountain

Join Ralph Buglass for a presentation about Maryland’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain! It is mountain laurel season! Are you thinking of Marylanders’ favorite mountain? Take off your hiking boots and rest your feet while enjoying a presentation by Ralph Buglass about the history of Sugarloaf Mountain. Login at https://mcpl.events/sugarloaf-mountain Sugarloaf Mountain, a private oasis of natural … Read More

Virtual Independence Day Tour

Join us on Independence Day for a virtual look into our galleries as we highlight objects that focus on the history and innovations of military medicine. @MedicalMuseum on Facebook. For more information, email [email protected] or visit https://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=media.events.2020.independence_day_tour.

Virtual Medical Museum Science Cafe: Medical Evacuation – From Combat to Care

Join Steven W. Hill, historian, and Hannah Vahle, museum digital archivist, for a virtual discussion of advances in medical evacuation in both practice and technology. From hired civilian teamsters and horse-drawn ambulances to dedicated military medical personnel and high-tech vehicles and aircraft, you will learn about ongoing efforts to care for the military’s sick or … Read More

In Search of the Lost Souls of “Silver Spring”

It was a mild 61 degrees and a little before 8 p.m., April 17, 1917, when members of the Columbia Historical Society began to stream into the Gold Room of the Shoreham Hotel at the corner of 15th and H St., N.W., in Washington, D.C. Scheduled to speak that evening was Maj. Gist Blair, whose talk was titled “Silver Spring.” Blair was the grandson of Silver Spring’s founder, Francis Preston Blair, Sr., advisor to U.S. presidents from Andrew Jackson to Ulysses S. Grant, and son of Montgomery Blair, United States Postmaster General during the first term of President Abraham Lincoln.