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Button Farm Living History Center
Home of the Menare Foundation, Inc.

Thank You for a Wonderful Season!

The Button Farm Living History Center would like to thank everyone in the community who came out for our month-long, fall open house.

As 2020 has been a difficult year with the Covid-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty, we wanted to offer the farm as a safe haven for visitors to enjoy fresh air, open spaces and connect with our county’s history.

Your participation allowed us to implement a system for social distancing and Personal Protective Equipment, and provided a road map for safely reopening the farm.

Due to our location inside Seneca Creek State Park, designated an “essential business” under the Covid-19 lockdown this year, we anticipate reopening to the public next spring, even in the event of another statewide lockdown.

We want to wish everyone a safe holiday season and look forward to seeing you again in early 2021.

Engaged Ecology
Community Gathering

Button Farm Living History Center
November 7, 2021, 8am-8pm
Engaged Ecology will host their Fall Community Gathering at Button Farm Living History Center on November 7th! Button Farm stewards 35 acres in Seneca Creek State Park and is committed to helping people understand life on a 19th century slave plantation and The Underground Railroad through hands-on activities.
Engaged Ecology is a team of educators, gardeners, naturalists, and artists based in Silver Spring, Maryland, who have come together to bridge nature and community. Our services include planting gardens with communities, nature immersion experiences, community events, and trainings. 
The intention of Engaged Ecology is to create a space that integrates personal and ancestral experiences of nature and agriculture.
During the gathering Engaged Ecology will hear stories from Anthony Cohen, the visionary curator of Button Farm, practice mindful yoga and Qigong, go on an immersive nature walk with awareness games and foraging, and plant in the living history garden. In the evening Mallory Combemale of the Inheritance Project will guide the community to weave and process our personal experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. We will finish with storytelling and uplifting music around the fire under the night sky. *Camping included on Saturday night!*
Engaged Ecology is committed to making this gathering more accessible for those who have been impacted financially due to racism. If this describes you, you can enter the checkout code “community” for a 50% reduction in the ticket price. We are able to offer this for the first 10 people who use this code. For more information on Engaged Ecology, its mission and the price and itinerary for the event visit

Donate Now

Like many nonprofits Button Farm has experienced a major loss of revenue this year. And we hope to be open on a full-time basis once our global pandemic has passed.

Till then, we rely on the support and generosity of the community which we serve. Whether you book a reservation to visit in person, or wish to contribute from afar, your donation helps us provide critical support to keep our programs and work alive.

Please visit our DONATE NOW page and see how you can contribute today.
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