2024 Misc. Club Minutes Transcribe-A-Thon

2024 Misc. Club Minutes Transcribe-A-Thon

One of the Sandy Spring Museum’s most cherished holdings in our collection are the complete assemblage of meeting minutes for the community's many social clubs. To celebrate the history of the community’s diverse clubs, for our next Transcribe-A-thon, we will be transcribing meeting minutes from...

2024 Mother's Day Transcribe-A-Thon

2024 Mother's Day Transcribe-A-Thon

In honor of Mother’s Day, for this month’s Transcribe-A-Thon we will be transcribing letters from our collection written to and from mothers and grandmothers. These letters range from as far back as the 1790s and cover a variety of topics such as family updates, travel experiences, health, and...

2024 Travel Diaries Transcribe-A-Thon

2024 Travel Diaries Transcribe-A-Thon

To celebrate the warmer weather and the beginning of Spring and Summer travel season, for this Transcribe-A-Thon we will be transcribing travel diaries! These diaries contain the itineraries of Sandy Spring residents as they traveled to various destinations around the world, such as the American...

2024 Valentine's Day Transcribe-A-Thon

2024 Valentine's Day Transcribe-A-Thon

For February’s Transcribe-a-Thon, love is in the air. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we will be transcribing letters sent between various couples from the Sandy Spring community throughout the 19th and early 20th century. The letters include members of the Bancroft, Bentley, Hallowell, Iddings,...

Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries

Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries

Caleb Edward Iddings, (1829-1904) was a physician in Sandy Spring, Maryland. In 1849, prior to medical school, he joined the wave of young hopefuls traveling to California, seeking fortune during in the Gold Rush. Upon his return from the West, he obtained his medical training at Maryland...

Ellen Stabler Diaries

Ellen Stabler Diaries

Born in 1834, Ellen wrote her first diary in 1852 and continued for a majority of her life until 1922. While Ellen never married or had any children, her diaries reveal that she was an active member of the Sandy Spring community, volunteering for several local organizations throughout her life....

Enterprise Farmers' Club Minutes

Enterprise Farmers' Club Minutes

The Enterprise Farmers’ Club is an agricultural association in Sandy Spring, Maryland that has met continuously since its formation in 1865. The group meets to discuss and exchange thoughts and information related to agricultural practices and the business of farming. The meeting agendas have...

Home Interest Society Minutes

Home Interest Society Minutes

Home Interest, which refers to itself as a “Society,” was founded in Sandy Spring, Maryland, on August 27th, 1870 and has met monthly (more or less) to the present day. Early in its existence, meetings were not held in June and July to free up members to attend to agricultural and...

Horticultural Society

Horticultural Society

The Horticultural Society is an organization in Sandy Spring, Maryland that has met continuously since February 28, 1863! Read about the decisions, members, and happenings of the Society. This collection includes both typewritten and handwritten documents. When formed, the society was seen as...

Jack Bentley Baseball Collection

Jack Bentley Baseball Collection

Did you know that Sandy Spring was home to a professional baseball player? Sandy Spring native Jack Bentley was a left-handed pitcher over parts of nine seasons (1913–1916, 1923–1927) with the Washington Senators, New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies. Outside of his baseball career, Bentley...

Ledgers

Ledgers

A collection of ledgers and account books of all type, with a table-based format for transcription.

Mutual Improvement Association Minutes

Mutual Improvement Association Minutes

The Mutual Improvement Association is a women's organization founded in Sandy Spring, Maryland in 1857 and is among the oldest, continually meeting groups of its kind in the United States. The original group was comprised of Quakers and thus meetings are modeled, in part, on a Quaker Meeting...

Reminiscences

Reminiscences

A collection of diaries and reminiscences from Sandy Spring community members. As you explore you'll find travel logs and ledgers, childhood memories and daily activities, some dating as early as 1823.

Sandy Spring Area Schools Collection

Sandy Spring Area Schools Collection

Spanning as far back as 1844, this collection contains hand written and typed letters, essays, notebooks, and advertisements from various schools and students around Sandy Spring.

Sandy Spring Veteran Collection

Sandy Spring Veteran Collection

This collection contains letters and personal materials from known veterans in Sandy Spring history, as well as some military materials. Materials date from 1862 to 1947 and cover the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

The Stabler Family

The Stabler Family

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks and more associated with the Stabler family of Sandy Spring.