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Arts & Museums
The Laurel Museum is set in a restored 19th-century mill worker's residence. Spread across 2590 square feet (240.62 square meters), it opened its doors in 1996. The property was bought by the city after years of neglect and was converted into a museum documenting the town's history. Get a glimpse of this Prince George's County metropolitan’s metamorphosis from 1870 to the present age through artifacts, photographs, books, tools and textiles. There is also a gift shop inside the facility. It is now run by the Laurel Historical Society.
This museum opened to the public in December 1993. Since then, thousands of visitors have flocked here to get a glimpse of the government's ability to protect the nation's secrets and uncover those of our enemies. At the National Cryptologic Museum, visitors learn about crucial moments in this history of American cryptology and national defense, including a rare look at the secret world of Native American 'code talkers' and the equipment that protected U.S. communications during World War II. Admission is free.
Allows the community to appreciate art through classes, exhibits, and lectures.
Open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. for tours. Tours of this historic house provides visitors with a view of home life for ordinary Americans of modest means during the Great Depression and World War II.
The African American Museum, History and Genealogical Resource Center houses 21 exhibits which focus on Fauquier County and the African Americans from slavery to the Civil Rights movements. A reference library on site contains over 1,600 titles and the Genealogy Center houses resources necessary to document Fauquier's and surrounding Counties early African Americans, free and enslaved.
Bowie City, a small railroad stop of yesteryear, was originally christened Huntington City. The station, which was the focus of the town, was named after Governor Oden Bowie. Presently a museum, this venue houses an interesting collection of edifices. You will find restored railroad buildings like the waiting shed for passengers, the interlocking tower, the freight building, and the Norfolk and Western caboose from the '20s. Get a glimpse of railroad history in a unique setting.
Rotating exhibits of African American culture in Howard County and Maryland, call for schedule.
The African Art Museum of Maryland has been providing the Baltimore area with access to fascinating African art and history since 1980. Besides its permanent collection, the museum also offers workshops for adults, kids, and families, outreach programs to local primary schools, lectures and an annual guided trip to Africa to experience African culture first hand. A great educational resource for people of all ages, races and cultures, the African Art Museum plays a vital role in its community. Call ahead for museum hours, as they are irregular.
Exhibits on career of Meany and other labor leaders include historic photographs, posters, and memorabilia.
This museum is housed at the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Its fun, interactive exhibits will captivate visitors of all ages. The gallery itself is a one-eighth scale replica of the Wright brothers' hangar, where they built their first military airplane. It was here, in 1909, that Wilbur Wright trained military officers to fly. The museum's many artifacts include the Wright brothers' 1911 Wright B, a 1918 'Jenny' airplane that was once used for airmail, and a 1932 Monocoupe aircraft.
A collection of street cars from the 1950's of which many are operated on a one-mile demonstration railway, for schedule information and hours, please call.
Exhibits on meteorology and hydrology, including Transportable Tornado Observatory, model of the Tiros weather satelite, recreation of an 1891 weather office in Illinois.