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February 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Film Examines How MLK’s Death Unified Three Segregated Quince Orchard Churches

A new documentary, “Finding Fellowship,” explores the legacy of the Pleasant View historic site. Though not widely known, the Pleasant View Church, along Route 28 on a three-acre plot of land, was once the center of the Black community of Quince Orchard. After the Civil War, three Black men purchased the Pleasant View land for […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Raskin Introduces New State Song: Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, co-wrote a new state song for Maryland. Raskin wrote the song, called “Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song),” with Steve Jones of the D.C. Labor Chorus. According to The Washington Post, London Mevaa, a student at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, sings the song in the video. […]

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June 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Pushes to Change Streets Named After Confederates

The Montgomery County Council is asking the county to rename all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederates.  “When we name a street or a building, we are not merely reflecting history. We are using our public funding and assets to bestow a high honor. These public tributes should appropriately reflect […]

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 13 in Montgomery County

Happy Galentine’s Day!  Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13, meaning it’s Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day was started by the fictional character Leslie Knope on the show Parks & Recreation. Knope, played by Amy Poehler would celebrate her “lady friends” every year, the day before Valentine’s Day. The show had a number of episodes about Galentine’s Day, so now many women actually celebrate it […]

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January 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Author and Journalist Cokie Roberts Headlines Event at Ingleside at King Farm (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Cokie Roberts headlined a lecture at Ingleside at King Farm this month. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. ORIGINAL POST It was standing room only at an author event featuring journalist and author Cokie Roberts at Ingleside at King Farm today in Rockville. A Montgomery County resident, Roberts was discussing her new […]

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May 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

Heritage Montgomery: Civil War Moment (VIDEO)

Here is our final Heritage Montgomery Civil War moment. Our last installment left off as Maryland adopted a new constitutional ammendment aboloshing slavery in the state. This segment picks up with events leading to the end of the war. Here’s Barbara Grunbaum with more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of […]

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October 28, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Heritage Montgomery: Civil War Moment (VIDEO)

Let’s take a look at another Heritage Montgomery Civil War moment. Our last installment told of the destruction of the federal camps and blockhouses along the Potomac by John Singleton Mosby and his raiders in October of 1864. Mosby’s men returned to Montgomery County engaging with some Quakers in Sandy Spring. Here’s Barbara Grunbaum with […]

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October 9, 2014 | Aline Barros

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation Day

The Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Heritage Montgomery will host a series of events to honor the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation Day on Nov. 1 and 2 throughout Montgomery County parks. According to, on November 1, 1864,  a new state constitution was adopted, which freed enslaved people living in Maryland. Slaves […]

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October 2, 2014 | Krista Brick

Gaithersburg’s Community Museum has New Logo, New Hours

The Gaithersburg Community Museum is extending its hours and showing off its new logo on the side of the city’s newly restored caboose. Located at 9 S. Summit Avenue the museum has new extended hours: Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. “We felt like there was an audience for the extended hours. We have […]

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August 26, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Civil War era photo of Union soldiers

Heritage Montgomery: Civil War Moment (Video)

Let’s take a look at another Heritage Montgomery Civil War moment. Take a look:   Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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