A Secular Gathering Place: The Sandy Spring Museum (S02/E06)
The Sandy Spring Museum describes itself as “community-activated.” They want to be a secular gathering places, where people of different backgrounds can come together and build a sense of place and belonging. I visit the museum to speak with Executive Director Allison Weiss about the museum’s radically community-driven programming, the Quaker principles built into the museum’s design, and how they are trying to serve a community of incredible diversity.
This episode is sponsored by The Lyndhurst Group.
Music in this episode is by Los Hijo 'e Plena, the musical arm of the community-building nonprofit Cultural Plenera.
Find more information on the museum and photos on my website, hhethmon.com.
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