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June 8, 2011
When was the last time you saw a pie eating contest? Bring your kids to the Laurel Park Fair on Sunday, June 12, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., for some nostalgic fair games like bean bag throw, water balloon toss and fishing as well as crafts and activities for children. The pie eating contest will challenge those with robust appetites, and you can also enjoy snow cones. Part of the Laurel Museum's Kids Sunday Series, the fair uses the theme of the museum's current exhibit, "And They're Off!
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February 11, 2014
As a small town that's constantly growing, Laurel has lost many of its tangible structures and buildings over the years, along with the interior knick-knacks and larger pieces that rekindle those places in our memories. The Laurel Museum's new exhibit, "Lost & Found Laurel," successfully uses bits and pieces from familiar places and events during the last 50 years in Laurel to trigger memories of what life was like in the not-too-distant past. Using items collected from now-gone shops, schools and restaurants, together with souvenirs from celebrations and events, the exhibit designers successfully created the story of where Laurel's been, where it's going.
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January 30, 2013
The Laurel Museum will celebrate the opening of its new exhibit, "Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story," on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., at 817 Main St. The exhibit explores Laurel's role in the war that engulfed the nation and how the Civil War affected the town. Refreshments will be provided. For information, go to laurelhistoricalsociety.org or call 301-725-7975.
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By Patti Restivo | February 10, 2014
Richard Friend, 41, who says he grew up "on the other side of the tracks," at Steward Manor apartments at Routes 197 and 198, spends much of his spare time restoring all sorts of artifacts from Laurel retailers, movie theaters and restaurants, particularly places lost over the past half-century. He said his "labor of love" grew from collecting memorabilia documenting life during the 1970s and '80s at the Steward Manor apartment complex. Friend attended Deerfield Run Elementary and Laurel High, then graduated from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington in 1997.
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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.
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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 301-725-7975.info@laurelhistoricalsociety.org . info@laurelhistoricalsociety.org . http://www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.
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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
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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.
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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.
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March 21, 2010
An afternoon of fun, featuring crafts, games, children's activities, food and more, will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Laurel Museum, 817 Main St. Cost is $5 per child, free for parents. Reservations required. Call 301-725-7975 or go to laurelhistoricalsociety.org.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | December 17, 2013
Cold temperatures, sleet and snow did not stop the nearly 200 people who came out for the Laurel Historical Society's Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 14. Warmly dressed people braved the cold to tour brightly lit homes and buildings, elegantly decorated for the Christmas holiday season. The event attracted newcomers and those who regularly take the self-guided house tours. "I've been coming for years because I love seeing the homes and the renovations the owners have made," said Shari Pollard, a member of the Laurel Historical Society, as she picked up tickets at the Laurel Museum, the starting point for the tour.
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October 7, 2013
The Laurel Historical Society has elected four new members to its Board of Directors. The new members are Kevin Leonard, History Matters columnist for the Laurel Leader and president of the Leonard Group, a local historical research company; Laurel City Council president Fred Smalls; Mariam Thakker, owner of Main Street Pharmacy and MFT Events; and Kelly White, assistant vice president, cash management, at Revere National Bank. The new board members will serve two-year terms. In addition, the Laurel Historical Society named longtime board members Joseph Robison and Jean Wilson as directors emeritus, and James McCeney was re-elected chairman of the board.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | February 6, 2013
Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's social and cultural landscapes. A new yearlong exhibit, "Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story," opened Sunday Feb. 3 at the Laurel Museum and captures that segment of Laurel's history. In September, a mini-exhibit was displayed at the museum that gave a partial account of Laurel's Civil War past.
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January 30, 2013
The Laurel Museum will celebrate the opening of its new exhibit, "Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story," on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., at 817 Main St. The exhibit explores Laurel's role in the war that engulfed the nation and how the Civil War affected the town. Refreshments will be provided. For information, go to laurelhistoricalsociety.org or call 301-725-7975.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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November 29, 2009
The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., hosts an open house Friday, Saturday and Dec. 6 that features gifts for the young as well as the elderly. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6. Call 301-725-7975 for more information.
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July 6, 2012
'Colors of Nature' An exhibition of watercolors by Diana Marta is on view through Aug. 30 at Tai Sophia Institute's Himmelfarb Gallery, 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-888-9048 or tai.edu . Bluegrass music Savage Bluegrass plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Sam and Elsie's Bar and Restaurant in Laurel. No cover charge. Directions and information: 301-317-7796.
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