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Welcome to the
Galesville Heritage Society

Built in the 1880s, this building was the home of beloved schoolteacher Carrie Ruthanne Sanks Weedon (1847-1928).


The Galesville Heritage Museum is open on Sundays,

from 1-4 pm, thru November.


Enjoy a celebration of American independence!
Galesville 4th of July Celebration Parade
Down Main Street at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 4, 2015
Parade Coordinators: Justin Novak at 410-212-6444
or Allen Corrice at 301-503-6918
or you may email them at Galesville.Parade@gmail.com
with questions or for information.
The Declaration of Independence, unanimously declared by the thirteen United States of America, was adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. Our community celebration of this glorious event will be paraded right down Main Street. Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, this year’s Fourth of July parade will again be the best ever! It’s time to start waxing up those tractors, classic cars, golf carts, fire engines and bicycles. In keeping with the bicentennial celebration of the Battle of 1812, our judges this year will don hats from the era. As always volunteers are needed and should contact one of the parade coordinators listed above.
So please get out your best red white and blue apparel and come celebrate show time in
Galesville. Where the past meets the future with a promise to entertain you!
Staging and later judging will be conducted on Anchors Way beginning @ 12:00 noon!
Enter the procession via Lerch Creek Drive and follow around to the designated area.
Order of staging will be fire trucks on Main Street as is customary.
Line up on Anchors Way will be as follows:
AHSNROTC Color Guard,
Uncle Sam
Grand Marshall Car,
Grand Marshall Float,
Antique Fire Trucks
Classic Cars,
Antique Tractors,
Annapolis Marching Band and Bugle Corps
Golf Carts
Small Tractors,
Pedestrians, and
Traffic will be blocked from entering Anchors Way @ NOON so plan on staging early. Main
Street will be closed from 12:45 PM for about one hour. Plan accordingly!
We want every parent to have their child, grandchild, and spouse that acts like a child, decorate their bike and make this the largest armada of bicycles to invade our village with colorful red white and blue ever! OK, let’s put on your thinking caps, ponder outside the box
or bun, and come up with the wildest, craziest, zaniest, PG-rated patriotic display of  Independence Day possible. Originality will go a long way in winning one of those coveted trophies!
All parade entrants will receive a participant’s ribbon, redeemable for a huge smile and applause from the spectators.
Circle the date Saturday, July 4th and note the time of 1300 hours, (1 PM local) for a time to “Let Us Entertain You!” Let’s put our best foot forward this holiday and have a fun filled, safe celebration. Remember to hydrate with cool bottled water. Should you be out of town, we wish you a glorious day with family and friends. Contact one of the parade coordinators listed above, representing the Galesville Heritage Society for any offer of assistance, participation, or suggestions.
Remember it takes a village to make it happen ...Enjoy your celebration of American independence!
Please observe the following safety tips and rules in the parade:
• Please obey the instructions of the Parade Officials
• Please observe our theme of celebrating America’s independence. Floats or groups with motifs or behavior that is offensive in the opinion of the Officials will be asked to leave.
• Motor vehicles require licensed drivers (MD law applies).
• Do not throw objects (e.g. bottles, cans, candy) from vehicles or floats into the crowd
• Public display of alcohol is unlawful (MD law applies)


The Galesville Heritage Society Inc. (GHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code.
Tax deductible contributions should be sent to the address below.
Your contributions fund the work of the society.

"Where the Past Meets the Present with a Promise"

Galesville Heritage Society Inc.
P.O. Box 373
988 Main Street

Galesville, MD 20765-0373

The Museum is open Sundays from April to November, 1 - 4 PM, or by appointment

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