Did you know the town of Clarksburg began as a trading post at the intersection of two Native American trails? Learn about the rich history of Clarksburg through interactive displays, exhibits, and tours. The Clarksburg Historical Association will be sponsoring Clarksburg Heritage Day in conjunction with Heritage Montgomery Heritage Days. The Clarksburg event will begin at 11:00 with a dedication of the Clark Family Cemetery on Burdette Forest Road just past Little Bennett Elementary. The festivities continue from noon until 4:00 at the Historic Clarksburg United Methodist Church, 23425 Spire Street. At variety of family friendly actives are scheduled. You can find more information on the Historical Society website www.clarksburgmdhistory.org or by calling 301-916-3899.
Each year, Heritage Montgomery hosts Heritage Days on the last weekend of June. This FREE festival will highlight historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation sites offering special programs including exhibits & demonstrations, live music, activities for children, and much more! Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many small sites that are not regularly open to the public.
The 20th anniversary of Heritage Days will be celebrated this weekend, June 24-25 from noon until 4:00pm. Heritage Days features 40 parks, museums, and historic sites throughout Montgomery County open with FREE admission. Activities for all ages include history exhibits & programs, walking tours, children’s games & crafts, live music, & FUN
Use the link below for an extensive guide that includes the locations, contact info, and program details for each of our 40 Heritage Day attractions so that you can begin planning your weekend!
A special focus this year is heritage food traditions with activities including cooking demonstrations – featuring both unique cooking methods and presentations by acclaimed chefs – farm and garden displays, and food trucks. Other programs will highlight Civil War and agricultural history, historic African American communities, the stories of local railroads and trolleys, and much more. Heritage Days also showcases local arts and culture as well as outdoor recreation, including biking, hiking, and walking tours. Many venues offer musical entertainment, activities and crafts for children, and refreshments!
What a great opportunity to explore and lean more of the history of Montgomery County!