maryland emancipation day

October 27, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery Parks Celebrates Maryland Emancipation Day

Montgomery Parks and the Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation Department are celebrating Maryland Emancipation Day with nearly a week of virtual events and in-person events leading up to the 156th anniversary of the abolishment of slavery in the state. The abolishment of slavery in Maryland was established on Nov. 1, 1864, just six months […]

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November 1, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 1 in Montgomery County

Cooler temperatures today. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Nov. 1. 1. This Day in History: On this day in 1864, Maryland freed by a new state constitution all those held in bondage within its boundaries. Discover historic sites in Montgomery County this weekend as Montgomery […]

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November 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Celebrates Maryland Emancipation Day on Nov. 5-6 in Germantown, Olney, Sandy Spring and Wheaton

Montgomery Parks is celebrating Maryland Emancipation Day with free activities on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 in Germantown, Olney, Sandy Spring and Wheaton. The weekend celebration includes tours of the recently opened Woodlawn Visitors Center, 16501 Norwood Road in Sandy Spring. In addition, there will be: Hikes on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. Living history […]

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November 5, 2015 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, November 6 – November 8 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the calendar: Friday, November 6 The First Annual Doctors & Nurses Ball to raise funds for MobileHealth4All takes place in Bethesda tonight. Rockville Musical Theatre presents Footloose at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville at 8 p.m. Montgomery Playhouse’s production of Painting Churches opens tonight […]

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October 9, 2014 | Aline Barros

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation Day

The Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Heritage Montgomery will host a series of events to honor the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation Day on Nov. 1 and 2 throughout Montgomery County parks. According to, on November 1, 1864,  a new state constitution was adopted, which freed enslaved people living in Maryland. Slaves […]

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October 31, 2013 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Emancipation Day Celebrations

Maryland’s emancipation of its enslaved population took place nearly 150 years ago in 1864. Each November, Montgomery Parks marks this historic milestone with a weekend of educational activities, tours and demonstrations at various African American historic sites in our parks. This year’s celebrations of freedom from enslavement in Maryland include hikes on the Underground Railroad […]

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