The Sugarland Ethnohistory Project has published their book "I Have Started for Canaan" detailing the history of the Sugarland Community. The Sugarland Ethno-History Project (SEHP) began in 1995 to document the African American community of Sugarland, founded by freed slaves in Montgomery County Maryland. SEHP promotes and highlights the experience of the African American from slavery to present day. To date the organization has collected more than 1,000+ artifacts and documents- some of which now live in the National African American Museum. Locals will know the lovingly maintained St. Paul Community Church - the heart of the Sugarland Community.