01. Reminiscences

01. 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.

02. Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries

02. 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...

03. The Stabler Family

03. The Stabler Family

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

04. Miscellaneous Letters

04. Miscellaneous Letters

A collection of correspondences to and from various residents of Sandy Spring. With everything from business inquires to letters for Grandmother, there is a lot to explore and discover in this collection.

05. Enterprise Farmers' Club Minutes

05. 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...

06. Home Interest Society Minutes

06. 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...

07. Horticultural Society Minutes

07. Horticultural Society Minutes

The Horticultural Society is an organization in Sandy Spring, Maryland founded in 1863 that continues to meet to present-day. When formed, the society was seen as an adjunct to two established farmers clubs whereby the Horticultural Society distinguished itself by allowing membership for women....

08. Mutual Improvement Association Minutes

08. 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...

09. Pigeon Club Minutes

09. Pigeon Club Minutes

The Pigeon Club was a boys' organization in Sandy Spring, Maryland formed in 1910 in order for young pigeon fanciers to share their enthusiasm and knowledge in raising these birds. The club later evolved into more of an outdoor adventurers' organization. It's is unknown when the club ceased...

10. The Neighbors Minutes

10. The Neighbors Minutes

The Neighbors is a social club in Sandy Spring, Maryland that was established on May 20, 1897, and has met continuously since then. The Neighbors was organized as a protest against the extravagance seen in some of the other community social clubs. Initially, sandwiches and coffee were the...

11. The Wednesday Club Minutes

11. The Wednesday Club Minutes

The Wednesday Club, a woman-only social club/literary society, originated in Sandy Spring, Maryland, on January 1904. The Wednesday Club is a member of the Greater Federation of Women's Clubs and has met continuously since January 1904.

12. Camp Dismal

12. Camp Dismal

Handwritten account of annual vacation taken in 1889 by a group of young women from Sandy Spring, Maryland whereby they would occupy an empty house or building for a week. The participants called the experience, "Camp Dismal".