A glorious day for a 4th of July parade. Check our window exhibit this month for more on the history of Takoma Park's Independence Day celebration.

The Evolution of the Takoma Park
Independence Day Celebrations


July 2014 Events

Thursday, July 10, 7pm - Kickoff for the Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Ft. Stevens at Takoma Park Community Center. Program includes overview of the Confederate invasion of Maryland and assault on Ft. Stevens featuring period music, short video, and description of the impact on Silver Spring and the yet-to-be Takoma Park. Details for the rest of the weekend (most events at Ft. Stevens) are at right. 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park. Free.

Wednesday, July 16, 7:30-9pm - Takoma Hort Club monthly meeting features Michael McConkey on "Fruit Tree Growing & Propagation Techniques." 7:30-9 pm. At Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Avenue. Free and open to the public.


When visiting Historic Takoma, please walk, bike or take public transportation. Parking is available either in the public lot adjacent to the TPSS Coop, or in front of or behind the Carroll Avenue businesses that are accessed from Lee Avenue.

The Proposed Development at the
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Civil War at 150

In the summer of 1864 the Confederates led by General Jubal Early threatened Washington DC. If the bold plan worked, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant would have to send some of the soldiers now surrounding Petersburg-Richmond back to defend the Union's capital.

Follow the day-by-day account leading up to the Battle of Fort Stevens barely two miles from the yet-to-be Takoma Park, on July 11-12, 1864.


Battle of Fort Stevens brings the Civil War close to home - Takoma Newsletter article


How the Navy won the Battle of Fort Stevens


Historic Takoma Newsletter
Spring 2014