Montgomery History

May 5, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Montgomery History Works to Preserve the Past

Kim Jones and Gabrielle Nash are the co-hosts for this episode of Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features Matthew Logan, the executive director of Montgomery History. The Rockville nonprofit preserves the past by collecting, preserving and interpreting the county’s history […]

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February 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 11 in Montgomery County

Expect showers this morning and cloudy weather tonight. The low is expected to be 36 degrees. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Feb. 11. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Hearing Room in Rockville. The Council will commemorate Black History Month at 9:35 […]

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February 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Justice Thurgood Marshall’s Rockville Roots

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s work to integrate schools began in Rockville, where he argued for equal pay for black teachers in the now-vacant grey courthouse at Courthouse Square in Rockville. “It was here, in some ways, that he started the quest,” said Ralph Buglass, a speaker with the Montgomery County Historical Society. “It’s […]

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January 24, 2020 | Staff Writer

Pride Flag to be Donated to County Historical Society

The Pride flag that was flown next to the Executive Office building for the first time on June 10, 2019 will be donated to Montgomery History which is the County’s officially designated historical society. Councilmember Evan Glass, who is the county’s first LGBTQ+ councilmember led the historic flag raising. A series of inaugural Pride events […]

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February 8, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Historical Society Sponsors Black History Events

Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, is sponsoring numerous programs throughout February to explore the vital role African Americans have played in the community’s founding and development.   “‘Five for Freedom’ Book Talk and Signing with Eugene L. Meyer” at Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville (Friday, Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m.) Author Eugene L. Meyer will […]

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November 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Kick off Holiday Shopping at Strathmore’s Museum Shop Holiday Market

This weekend is the perfect time for holiday shopping at Strathmore’s Museum Shop Holiday Market. More than sixteen dozen non-profit organizations bring their museum gift shops to the Mansion at Strathmore so that you can get your holiday shopping done all under one roof. The popular holiday bazaar is back for its 29th year and it […]

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January 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Hampshire Avenue “Illustrates How Diverse County Really Is,” Planning Experts Say

Inside the beltway on Maryland’s State Route 650 is a road known to many as the “Gateway to Heaven” also known as New Hampshire Avenue. And notably so. There are dozens of religious organizations located on this one corridor and experts believe this one street reveals something special about the county. “It is one street […]

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November 8, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Strathmore Mansion Hosts Museum Shop Holiday Market on Veterans Day Weekend

This weekend is the perfect time for holiday shopping at Strathmore’s Holiday Market. More than a dozen non-profit organizations bring their museum gift shops to the Mansion at Strathmore so that you can get your holiday shopping done all under one roof. The popular holiday bazaar is back for its 28th year and it takes place […]

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October 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Exhibit Shows Life in Montgomery County in the 1950s (VIDEO)

The 1950s was known for its “boom” across the nation but especially in Montgomery County, according to experts from Montgomery History. “You had not only this atomic era of the Cold War where people were worried about bomb shelters and that kind of boom, but we also had the ‘baby boom’ going on,” Montgomery History’s […]

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April 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Nancy Soreng, Leslie Wilcox, Shruti Bhatnagar, and Susan Kirk. Mooers and the panel discuss the results from the Maryland General Assembly with Nancy Soreng, an upcoming environmental festival known as GreenFest with Leslie Wilcox, the launch of a new nonprofit Communities United Against Hate […]

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