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The Community Roundtable Project


Witness - Experience - Express - Connect​

A multi-faceted experience to explore and

share regional history & culture.

The CRP is designed to bring artists and the community together in sharing and conversation of important issues, topics and cultures through the medium of art.

Piscataway Conoy Tribe flag (via

Community Roundtable Project #3 -

Indigenous Peoples of the Potomac Piedmont 


Join Christine Rai for excursions & learning experiences with the culminating

Community Roundtable Discussion. Artists and writers are invited to explore a deeper understanding of Indigenous Peoples of the Potomac Piedmont for this Community Roundtable Project with an experiential focus. Use curated resources and dynamic site visits to inspire a final artwork or creative writing piece inspired by the history and culture of the Ag Reserve’s original inhabitants.

This project has been financed in part with funds from Heritage Montgomery and Montgomery County Government. Learn more at This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

$95 to participate - supplies not included

Open to 10 Participants - age 16+

Christine Rai is graciously donating half of her fees to Riverworks

and the other half to Through Piscataway Eyes.


Sat. March 9th: Free Storytellers' Event 3:00 - 5:00pm at HMD Old Town Hall

Anyone can come to this free event to hear Christine's experience researching the Piscataway People, and get an overview of Piscataway history. 

Sat. March 16th: Roundtable Cohort Orientation at Riverworks Studio at Alden Farms. The cohort will get acquainted and receive an overview of our objectives, schedule, goals, and final project. 6:00-8:00 PM.


Sat. April 13th: Day trip with site visits to Historic St. Mary’s City  and Jefferson Patterson Museum. Includes tours of historic sites from HSMC docents, discussions, and hands-on archeology activities (carpool/caravan). 7:30 am - 6:00 PM.

Sat. May 4th: Tour of local sites led by Christine, starting at Riverworks and ending at Locals. the cohort will discuss the tour and share final project progress over lunch at Locals (carpool/caravan). ​9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Sat. June 8th: Group meeting/project check in/work session 3:00pm-6:00pm at Riverworks. Bring your notes and final project materials for sharing, input, and editing/refinement. The group will review logistics for the final presentation. 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

Sat. June 15th: Community Roundtable Project Discussion at Locals 

to celebrate the work of all participants & to share the experience with the community. This event is free to the public. 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

Past Community Roundtable Project Experiences

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