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4500 Crain Hwy.
Bowie, MD 20716
Phone: (301) 464-0089
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Arts & Museums
This museum is steeped in history and it is ready to tell tales whenever you want to listen. It was built by Samuel Ogle in the early 18th century. Later, it underwent expansion and was inherited by the Woodward family. The Woodwards further converted it into a major racing and breeding ground. Presently, it enjoys its status as a museum and boasts of an interesting collection of racing memorabilia, carriages and so on. Call for more information.
See a wireless telegraph, a telegram sent from the Titanic, a crystal radio built in the 1920s, the cathedral-shaped radios of the 1930s, post-WWII plastic portable radios, and, of course, television. You're sure to find something that will make you say, "We used to have one of those." Of particular interest to Washingtonians of the 1960s and 1970s are props and sound effects used by Willard Scott and Ed Walker, the "Joy Boys of Radio." Only the first floor is handicap accessible.
Bowie City, a small railroad stop of yesteryear, was originally christened Huntington City. The station, which was the focus of the town, was named after Governor Oden Bowie. Presently a museum, this venue houses an interesting collection of edifices. You will find restored railroad buildings like the waiting shed for passengers, the interlocking tower, the freight building, and the Norfolk and Western caboose from the '20s. Get a glimpse of railroad history in a unique setting.
Open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. for tours. Tours of this historic house provides visitors with a view of home life for ordinary Americans of modest means during the Great Depression and World War II.
Londontowne is located at Maryland, United States. It is unincorporated area and former census-designated place having a population of 7,595 at the 2000 census. The area was delineated as the Edgewater CDP after the 2010 census.
One of the busiest art galleries in the area and the only gallery on the city dock, the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery specializes in marine and maritime art. John M. Barber, Patrick O'Brien, Steven Jones, Yves Parent, and Willard Bond are just some of the artists represented here.
Montpelier Arts Center serves as an incubating center for talented artists. The center is a venue for many performances, and they also host classes and seminars on regular basis.
This museum is housed at the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Its fun, interactive exhibits will captivate visitors of all ages. The gallery itself is a one-eighth scale replica of the Wright brothers' hangar, where they built their first military airplane. It was here, in 1909, that Wilbur Wright trained military officers to fly. The museum's many artifacts include the Wright brothers' 1911 Wright B, a 1918 'Jenny' airplane that was once used for airmail, and a 1932 Monocoupe aircraft.
This museum opened to the public in December 1993. Since then, thousands of visitors have flocked here to get a glimpse of the government's ability to protect the nation's secrets and uncover those of our enemies. At the National Cryptologic Museum, visitors learn about crucial moments in this history of American cryptology and national defense, including a rare look at the secret world of Native American 'code talkers' and the equipment that protected U.S. communications during World War II. Admission is free.
Housed within the Old Mount Moriah Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is a treasure cove of exhibits that displays the rich Afro-American culture of the region. Call ahead for details or check out their website.
Begun in 1968, by a group of local artists, this gallery promotes and exhibits local artworks and is an outlet for regional artists who work in all media and styles, with exhibits changing monthly. Through the support of contemporary art and artists, this gallery plays a role in keeping the arts healthy, alive, and growing.
The largest art gallery in Annapolis, the McBride Gallery exhibits and sells the finest contemporary art. It features several rooms of original pastels, watercolors, sculptures, photography, and prints. Artists who are represented here include Michael Kahn, Yvonne Hartmann Smith, Sherrill Cooper, Margaret Graham Kranking, Gavin Brooks, John Bannon, Geraldine McKeown, and Scott Woolever.