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Olney Theatre Center is proud to name the Sandy Spring Slave Museum as our official Community Partner. Throughout our 2021-2022 season, we are will be amplifying the incredible work of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum by hosting Local History Hours where you can listen to museum staff tell stories about the history of our community, and then share your own oral histories with the Humanities Truck that will be visiting our campus throughout the spring and summer.

About the Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery, Inc.

The museum is a private non-profit organization located in historic Sandy Spring, MD in the “Freedman's Settlement” on Brooke Road. The museum does not receive local, state, or federal funding. The museum is a labor of love run 100% by volunteers. The Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery, Inc. (SSSM) was founded in 1988 by Dr. Winston Anderson, Ph.D., Presidential Award for Excellence recipient, with the following mission:

  • Focus on the heritage of Blacks from their origin through the Middle passage, the salvation the Underground Railroad provided, the struggle for civil rights, and their accomplishments in the United States and African Diaspora; ​
  • Bridge the information gap and inform all ethnic groups about the advantages of cross-cultural communication and diversity, as expressed through history, the arts and the humanities; ​
  • Highlight the heritage of the African American families for whom Montgomery County is home; and ​​
  • Display the rich and significant contributions that Africans and African Americans have made in the building of America.

The museum is open weekends 11:00am-5:00pm
Group tours available by appointment only (weekdays)
$10 per person $5 school-aged students with ID


Box Office: 301.924.3400

Open Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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