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Sandy Spring Museum

It's all about community.

The Sandy Spring Museum is a place where people can develop meaningful connections by exploring community history through the visual, literary and performing arts.

The Sandy Spring Museum began when a group of residents noted that the community’s history was being sold off with every passing of a long-time resident.  The organization was incorporated in 1981 by volunteers who set up shop in the basement of the Sandy Spring Bank.  For many years, they operated out of the bank, exhibiting artifacts in hand-made cases and hosting many lectures on local history.  It was this group who started the Strawberry Festival, which has become part of the community’s history itself!

The museum moved to the residence Tall Timbers in 1986 and celebrated its grand re-opening in 1997 at its permanent location on Bentley Road.  The land on which the museum sits was donated by the Bentley Family, whose ancestors moved to Sandy Spring in the late 1700s.

In 2007, the museum complex was completed with the addition of a state-of-the-art research library and collections storage facility.  The museum, which sits on 7 beautifully landscaped acres, is the heart of the Sandy Spring community.


17901 Bentley Road

Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Phone: (301) 774-0022