Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Havurah Discovers Underground in Plain Sight

Pictured left to right: Martin Urban, Susan Urban, Cindy Renteria, Louise Chatlynne, Chuck Chatlynne, Brenda Brooks and Keith Brooks

Members of TI’s Outdoors Havurah explored the Underground Railroad Experience Trail and Woodlawn Museum, both located in the Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring, Md., on July 23.

A self-guided tour of the trail showed the group how a slave would have engaged with natural and man-made features in an attempt to escape to freedom. The Woodlawn Museum, which opened last year, features multimedia exhibits on all three floors of a 19th-century stone barn.

Both visitor sites celebrate the history of Sandy Spring and commemorate the involvement of Montgomery County residents in the Underground Railroad.

The Outdoors Havurah runs periodic outings to locales throughout the D.C. area, and TI members and their friends are invited to participate. Contact Brenda Brooks bbrooksx@gmail.com got more information.