King Barn Dairy MOOseum

King Barn Dairy MOOseum A dairy heritage museum focusing on the dairy industry in Montgomery County, MD. began planning for a fully operational museum.
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The Founding of the MOOseum and it's Organization
In the late 1960โ€™s the James & Macie King Farm was sold to the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) with the understanding that it would become the centerpiece of a proposed regional park in an area of the county that was anticipating commercial and residential development. Thirty-five years later, South Germantown Recrea

tional Park became a reality, with the King Barn the only building on the site preserved by the County. Through the efforts of the Farmโ€™s family and friends of agriculture throughout the County a core group of organizers of the museum was developed. The Montgomery County Planning Board gave itโ€™s unanimous approval for the MOOseum project in April, 2002. Once the site was defined and the original building restored, the Barn was made available by MNCPPC through a right of entry agreement, the King Barn Dairy Mooseum, Inc. Federal 501-C(3) (non-profit) designation was received in June of 2003, and the MOOseum has been a Registered Charity in the State of Maryland since May 2004.

09/02/2023
The families that arranged to visit the MOOseum had a fabulous time with our docents!  Send a message to us from the bot...
08/04/2023

The families that arranged to visit the MOOseum had a fabulous time with our docents! Send a message to us from the bottom of our home page on our website: King Barn Dairy Mooseum | Hertiage Museum Maryland to arrange your own group visit.

07/30/2023

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If you know anyone who may have information or artifacts related to the post below please contact the Germantown Historical Society.

"The Germantown Historical Society is creating a Museum of Banking History inside this historic bank building which closed in 1988. We are looking for stories from bank customers and employees, photos of the interior and exterior, and artifacts โ€“ any items related to this bank."

Please contact our office at [email protected]
301-972-0795

The MOOseum was thrilled to have District 2 MoCo Councilmember Marilyn Balcombe as one of our 142 visitors to the King B...
07/23/2023

The MOOseum was thrilled to have District 2 MoCo Councilmember Marilyn Balcombe as one of our 142 visitors to the King Barn Saturday, July 22nd - the first day of Farm Tour Weekend. The MOO is open Sunday July 23rd from 1 - 4 pm for the second day of Farm Tour Weekend and hope to see a good crowd that day as well.

What do schools do if they want to take their students on a field trip to the MOOseum but they don't have enough car sea...
07/16/2023

What do schools do if they want to take their students on a field trip to the MOOseum but they don't have enough car seats? They schedule MOO to YOU to come to their students. The MOO docents happily presented to students from two Montessori schools last week. A good time was had by all!

Happy 4th of July!
07/04/2023

Happy 4th of July!

DON'T FORGET...It's Hertiage Weekend!! Join us at the King Barn Dairy MOOseum THIS  weekend - Saturday, June 24 from 10 ...
06/23/2023

DON'T FORGET...
It's Hertiage Weekend!!
Join us at the King Barn Dairy MOOseum THIS weekend - Saturday, June 24 from 10 am - 4 pm and/or Sunday, June 25th from noon - 4 pm for SPECIAL events! Come enjoy this Free Family Friendly Event! ๐Ÿ„

It's Hertiage Weekend! Join us at the King Barn Dairy MOOseum THIS  weekend - Saturday, June 24 from 10 am - 4 pm and/or...
06/21/2023

It's Hertiage Weekend!
Join us at the King Barn Dairy MOOseum THIS weekend - Saturday, June 24 from 10 am - 4 pm and/or Sunday, June 25th from noon - 4 pm for SPECIAL events.
Our Gift shop, Macie's Attic, will offer "All Things MOO" for purchase too!
Check out all the special events in MoCo that weekend on the MOO's website:
King Barn Dairy Mooseum | Hertiage Museum Maryland

The MOOseum opened the 2023 season with a new exhibit - the cow ruminant exhibit.  This exhibit explains how the cow dig...
06/10/2023

The MOOseum opened the 2023 season with a new exhibit - the cow ruminant exhibit. This exhibit explains how the cow digestive system works and how a cow makes milk. Come visit on Saturdays, 10 am - 3 pm, or the 4th Sunday, 1 pm - 4 pm, to learn more about this fascinating subject.

Although at first disappointed to find the MOOseum does not have a real cow, the students quickly become excited "milkin...
06/09/2023

Although at first disappointed to find the MOOseum does not have a real cow, the students quickly become excited "milking" this model cow and learning the steps in milking a cow

Engineer Dennis loves to explain to visiting students why there is a train in this dairy barn. Come visit the MOOseum on...
06/08/2023

Engineer Dennis loves to explain to visiting students why there is a train in this dairy barn. Come visit the MOOseum on Saturdays, 10 am - 3 pm. or the 4th Sunday of the month, 1 pm - 4 pm, to find out yourself!

Another school visit. For larger classes, an extra center is added to the standard 6 - a walking tour down the King farm...
06/06/2023

Another school visit. For larger classes, an extra center is added to the standard 6 - a walking tour down the King farm road and learning about Helen King, born on this farm in 1915. The docent works with the kids to compare and contrast Helen's life - no electric! - to their lives, over 100 years later. This group were lucky to have Helen's son, Farmer Bill, giving the tour that day."

Just before the students go on their barn tour, their chaperones take a picture of the group by the cow made for the MOO...
06/01/2023

Just before the students go on their barn tour, their chaperones take a picture of the group by the cow made for the MOOseum by a supporter. The picture is a wonderful memory of their trip to the former dairy farm

MOOseum docents getting ready to greet the visiting school kids at the King Barn.  Each student experiences 6 centers - ...
05/30/2023

MOOseum docents getting ready to greet the visiting school kids at the King Barn. Each student experiences 6 centers - a barn tour, making a dairy-themed craft to take home, "milking" a modle cow. learning about the transportation of milk, making butter and seeing a film on dairy farming today. Makes for a great day for the kids, their chaperones, and the MOO docents!

May the Fourth Be With You!
05/04/2023

May the Fourth Be With You!

MOOseum docents are thrilled that May is here and school visits have started again!  Children churn butter in one of the...
05/03/2023

MOOseum docents are thrilled that May is here and school visits have started again! Children churn butter in one of the 6 centers on their field trip to the King Barn Dairy MOOseum. A docent gets the cups of heavy whipping cream ready in the hours before the visit so all the children can make their butter in a timely manner.

The MOOseum is now scheduling camp visits for the summer and is open free to the public on Saturdays from 10 am - 3 pm, and the 4th Sunday of the month from 1 pm - 4 pm, from now until the end of October.

Hope to see you there soon!

02/11/2023
Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„

Happy Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ
10/31/2022

Happy Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ

Please join us this weekend!! A FREE Fun Filled Event for the Entire Family!
10/26/2022

Please join us this weekend!!
A FREE Fun Filled Event for the Entire Family!

Exciting News!We are bringing back the Fall Festival!Mark your calendars and join us for this fun filled FREE event on O...
10/13/2022

Exciting News!
We are bringing back the Fall Festival!
Mark your calendars and join us for this fun filled FREE event on October 29th!

Thanks to All who came to visit us last weekend on the Farm Tour and at the  Trolley Museum! ๐Ÿ„๐ŸšŠ
07/29/2022

Thanks to All who came to visit us last weekend on the Farm Tour and at the Trolley Museum!
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On Sunday July 24 the MOOseum's 1919 Model T Ford Milk Delivery truck will be at the National Capital Trolley Museum  13...
07/22/2022

On Sunday July 24 the MOOseum's 1919 Model T Ford Milk Delivery truck will be at the National Capital Trolley Museum 1313 Bonifant Road in Colesville, Maryland
from 11am - 3pm they will be
participating in the "Touch Anything With Wheels Day." ๐Ÿ„

The Montgomery County Farm Tour is this weekend!!Click the link for ALL the information! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ—บWe hope to see you soon! ๐Ÿฎhtt...
07/20/2022

The Montgomery County Farm Tour is this weekend!!

Click the link for ALL the information! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ—บ
We hope to see you soon! ๐Ÿฎ

https://montgomerycountymd.gov/agservices/farm-to-table/farm-tour.html

THE 2022 ANNUAL FARM TOUR & HARVEST SALE will occur July 23rd and 24th - Check out the BROCHURE for details about the participating farms! 2019 Marked theย  30th Anniversary of the Farm Tour & Harvest Sale.ย ย Since we were not able to host the farm tour in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, we are ...

Happy National Ice Cream Day!๐Ÿจ
07/17/2022

Happy National Ice Cream Day!๐Ÿจ

Farm Tour Next Weekend!!!
07/16/2022

Farm Tour Next Weekend!!!

19 County farms are participating in this year's Farm Tour & Harvest Sale! Below are just a few of our wonderful participants. Find the full list in the brochure at our website: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/agservices/farm-to-table/farm-tour.html

Rock Hill Orchard
R B Savage & Sons Farm, LLC
Kingsbury's Orchard
Waredaca Brewing Company
Landmade Brewing
Red Wiggler Community Farm
Tusculum Farm
Lone Oak Farm Brewing Company
Two Story Chimney Ciderworks

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18028 Central Park Cir
Boyds, MD
20841

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Ready to start planning your first weekend getaway of the new decade? Weโ€™ve rounded up some of the best places to visit in Germantown, MD to create the ultimate itinerary that you and your loved ones can enjoy together! Attractions include:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Unleashing your inner Tiger Woods at Topgolf
๐Ÿ‘‰ Breakfast at Lancaster County Dutch Market
๐Ÿ‘‰ Seeing a theater show at BlackRock Center for the Arts
๐Ÿ‘‰ Exploring King Barn Dairy MOOseum

Check out the full list on our blog ๐Ÿ‘‡
Be sure to watch the newest episode of "Montgomery Heartland," which puts the spotlight on 2019 Heritage Days, including the King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Rocklands Farm Winery, and the Sculpture Garden at Alden Farms: bit.ly/2Z5g0br
New episode, woohoo! Take a listen as we visit the King Barn Dairy MOOseum in Maryland.
I had the chance to speak at a reception for the King Barn Dairy MOOseum in Boyds MD because we did the circular train layout for them. That layout was designed to show the relationship between railroads and the milk industry. Great museum- they even had a calf for the kids to look at!
Where is the Mooseum? Off 118 across clopper rd and on the left.
Heritage Days this weekend in Montgomery County! www.heritagemontgomery.org
Events all around the county including Glen Echo Park (U.S. National Park Service), King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Olney Theatre Center Official Page, National Capital Trolley Museum, Sandy Spring Museum, and more. Check out the website for more details and enjoy the weekend!
We had a great time visiting with our Longview kiddos today! Thanks so much! Definitely on our must visit again next school year list!
A visit from the goats and chickens during Heritage Weekend.
Come see the new nutrition exhibit at the King Barn Dairy MOOseum. Learn about the path milk takes from farm to store and how milk and dairy products are nutritional powerhouses!