Visit Us at 7328 Carroll Avenue
Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30pm100 Years of the Takoma Horticultural Club
Nancy Newton and former THC presidents offer a look back at the Club's pastimes and gardening exploits since 1916 and seek ideas for the next decade.
Free and open to the public. Held at Historic Takoma (7328 Carroll Avenue),
Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10am to 1pm.Open House at Historic Takoma
You are invited to explore our storefront headquarters at 7328 Carroll Avenue. We'll be happy to answer your questions about local history, show off our maps and archives collection, and explain ways you can volunteer. Light refreshments.
Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Oct. 15 at 4pm"Bringing Nature Home to Takoma Park"
Natural Takoma coalition presents Prof. Doug Tallamy of University of Delaware, whose book, Bringing Nature Home, has become an important guide for helping citizens take action to strengthen biodiversity in their own yards and communities. Book available for sale and signing. Co-hosted by Friends of Sligo Creek, Historic Takokma, Takoma Horticultural Club and the Takoma Park Tree Commission.
Free and open to the public. Held at Takoma Park Community Center.
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Music and talk 24/7 with a local focus.
Check out these popular shows:
Epic City - Tuesdays, 4-5 pm.
Award winning Takoma author Carolivia Herron hosts book discussions and readings with MD & DC area writers.
Art at Experience - Sundays, 3-4 pm
Local artists Sheila Blake and Tom Xenakis offer their views on current museum exhibitions, serving as guides for taking a longer look at art.
Back to the Roots - Sundays, 4-5 pm.
Explore a wide range of issues surrounding the topic of food with hosts Denny May and Christie Balch, including sustainable gardening and farming, food justice, composting, environmental impacts and much more.
TALES OF TAKOMA
Dorothy Thomsen Barnes was born in 1922, soon after her parents bought a small house at 419 Elm Avenue. Dorothy and her friends grew up playing in the woods behind their house. She described those years in an oral history recorded in 2001
“We raced and ran through the woods behind our houses. We walked to school through a meadow of daisies and grasses and little tiny trees. Now it's a wooded area, of course, with houses built after they cut [Woodland Avenue] through.”
The school was J. Enos Ray Elementary, named for the influential Prince George's politician and long-time chair of the Democratic State Central Committee. It opened in 1929 as the first school on the Prince George's side of Takoma Park. Local parents considered it a blessing in the days when the next nearest county school was in Mt. Rainier and there were no buses. “I don't know how we would have gotten there,” Dorothy explained.
But the woods was more than the shortcut to school, it became the favored play space...