September 8, 2012
In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, the Laurel Museum is opening a mini-exhibit Sunday, Sept. 9 that includes former Laurel Mill superintendent George Nye's handwritten account of the battle. The exhibit includes a letter Nye wrote to his wife, Charlotte (Charlie), on Oct. 1 shortly after the battle; Nye's war belt and buckle; and his 1879 diary, which references the Battle of Antietam. Antietam was the bloodiest single day in American military history, with more than 20,000 soldiers killed or wounded.
January 31, 2012
Laurel Museum's new exhibit, "True Life: I'm a Laurel Mill Worker," opens Sunday, Feb. 5, from 1-4 p.m. The year-long exhibit explores the lives of Laurel's 19th-century mill workers. Who were they? What dangers did they face at work? What were their lives like at home? Refreshments provided. The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main St. Call email@example.com . firstname.lastname@example.org . http://www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.
May 1, 1996
Laurel Historical Society Inc. has opened the Laurel Museum in a 1840s millworkers' house at Main and Ninth streets.The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of the month.The opening exhibit, "From Millhouse to Museum," will show the 10 years it took to turn the house into a museum.Pub Date: 5/01/96
February 18, 2007
In honor of Black History Month, the Laurel Historical Society and the Laurel Museum will present African-American Collectibles at the Laurel Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Local collector Donald Conway will show his collection and discuss its contents: postage stamps and currency depicting African-Americans; cereal boxes depicting African-American athletes; and Negro Baseball Leagues memorabilia. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. The Laurel Museum is at 817 Main St., Laurel.
December 6, 2009
The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., hosts an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today that features gifts for all ages. Call 301-725-7975 for more information.
September 11, 2012
Teachers, home school leaders, Scout leaders, parents and group leaders can learn about educational opportunities in Laurel at an Educators Open House, Thursday, Sept. 27, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., at the Laurel Museum, 817 Main St. This is a chance to meet representatives from community resources such as local museums, including Montpelier mansion; theaters; libraries; and other non-profits and to learn how they serve educational groups. There will be door and raffle prizes, gift bags, refreshments and adult beverages and tours of the Laurel Museum.