Pop-Up Museum Returns During Centennial

The Invisible Montgomery Talbot Avenue Bridge pop-up museum returns to the bridge during the centennial celebration. Last spring the pop-up museum debuted with interpretive panels placed along the bridge. The panels included photos and text documenting Lyttonsville’s history and the roles that the bridge and railroad tracks played in the community.

Talbot Avenue Bridge pop-up, April 21, 2018.

This iteration of the pop-up museum expands the history covered in the first exhibition. During the 1960s there were several major civil rights actions, including demonstrations, that took place within a short walk from the bridge. Also within walking distance, some of Silver Spring’s earliest observant Jewish communities were established.

Talbot Avenue Bridge pop-up, April 21, 2018.

In addition to the history panels, there also will be an oral history listening station where visitors can hear residents from Lyttonsville and North Woodside narrating some of their memories of the bridge. Do you have a story or thoughts about the bridge to share? Leave them on notecards in one of the interactive exhibits.

Talbot Avenue Bridge pop-up, April 21, 2018.

Check out our FAQ for more information about the centennial celebration. The pop-up museum will be open throughout the event, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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