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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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January 31, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

photo of Gaithersburg Community Museum

Celebrating Black History Month in the County: An Event Guide

Intended to recognize blacks’ prominent role in U.S. history, Black History Month has been nationally observed every February for over 40 years. Several Montgomery County organizations have events planned to celebrate and to educate residents. Here are some of the many Black History events that will take place throughout the county this month:  “Family Day […]

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March 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 31, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Capital Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council’s Super Matchmaking Conference at the Silver Spring Civic Center. 2. The Germantown Library hosts a Job Search Strategies Workshop at 11 a.m. The workshops help […]

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March 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 21, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 21st, in Montgomery County: 1.  The Montgomery County Council meets today and one of the items on the agenda is a resolution asking Congress to reject President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal. 2. It’s Election Day in the town of Somerset. 3. In Takoma Park, Mayor Kate […]

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November 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Celebrates Maryland Emancipation Day on Nov. 5-6 in Germantown, Olney, Sandy Spring and Wheaton

Montgomery Parks is celebrating Maryland Emancipation Day with free activities on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 in Germantown, Olney, Sandy Spring and Wheaton. The weekend celebration includes tours of the recently opened Woodlawn Visitors Center, 16501 Norwood Road in Sandy Spring. In addition, there will be: Hikes on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. Living history […]

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June 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Woodlawn Visitor Center Opens in Sandy Spring (VIDEO)

The Woodlawn Visitor Center is now open at 16501 Norwood Road in Sandy Spring. A celebration of the new facility was held on June 11th and included living history demonstrations, tours, live music and more. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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February 18, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Lecture with Cheryl LaRoche on Black Communities and the Underground Railroad Planned for Thursday

Silver Spring Town Center will host a lecture with archaeologist and historian Cheryl LaRoche on Thursday, February 18 in Silver Spring. The event will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building which is located at One Veterans Place. LaRoche is a public speaker who uses archaeology, history, law, oral history and geography to define […]

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