Montgomery County Opens Walking Tour of Wheaton’s Ethnic Markets
Community members had an
opportunity to checkout Downtown Wheaton’s ethnic markets in an event sponsored
by Montgomery County and the Smithsonian Resident Associates.
daylong tours took place, Oct. 1 and 15, guiding participants through Wheaton’s show of diverse cultures, cooking styles and
ingredients, and other gems common to different ethnicities. The 15 markets
represented at the tour included Brazil, Ethiopia, Italy, Latin
America, Vietnam, the Philippines, Asia and the Middle East.
Smithsonian Resident Associates Program has recognized that Wheaton’s markets are a vibrant, eclectic draw for people who
want to learn about different cultures,” said Natalie Cantor, Mid-County
Regional Services Center Director. “This is the first partnership of its
kind for the County, and it enhances our efforts to promote
the revitalized Downtown Wheaton.”
recently redesigned Downtown Wheaton was designated as an Arts and Entertainment
District by the State of Maryland.
It holds several events throughout the year to showcase the visual, culinary
and performing arts.
November, George Mason University Professor Lawrence Butler will lead a
“Walking Tour of Istanbul,” at the Freer Gallery. The speaker will provide a
lecture on the country’s layered, multi-ethnic culture and the terminus of the Silk Road.
information can be found online at: http://residentassociates.org/