Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Upcoming Silver Spring Events

Here are a few Silver Spring-related events that I would recommend:

March 19th: The Art Deco Society of Washington’s 10th annual Art Deco Bus Tour of Washington.
As it is home of some great Art Deco buildings, Silver Spring is regularly included as part of the tour. I’ve been wanting to take this for some time, but wasn’t able to make it last year.

Tickets can be ordered online or by calling 202-298-1100.

April 1st: Silver Spring B&O station open house.
The renovated Silver Spring railroad station is open to visitors on the first Saturday of every month.

(As an aside, I always wondered what happened to that old Pullman car that used to be stored at the station back in the 80’s. Through the miracle of The Internets, I found out that it now resides in Laurel.)

April 1st: Walking tours of downtown Silver Spring.
Tours run from 10AM-12 and are provided by the Silver Spring Historical Society. There are two separate tours – South Silver Spring and Georgia Avenue. The price is $12 and reservations must be made by email at sshistory@yahoo.com.