On May 18, 1969, Apollo 10 launched on a mission to orbit the Moon as a dress rehearsal for the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Apollo 10 was also the mission that sent Charlie Brown and Snoopy into space when their names were adopted as the official call signs of the command module and lunar module. We'll be focusing on the moon in our Skywatching programs this year, including a 50th Anniversary program on July 20. Check them out at https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/parks-fields/observatory-park/skywatching-programs
The Gaithersburg Community Museum is located in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex and comprises of the historic Freight House, the History Park and the rolling stock. The Museum features educational exhibits and programs designed to spark interest and imagination in our City’s history.
The Museum collects photographs, documents & other historic articles that help tell the story of Gaithersburg and works to present that story in an interesting and interpretive manner. Tours, programs, local history publications, rentals, genealogical and other research opportunities, and much more are all waiting for you and your family at the Gaithersburg Community Museum.