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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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November 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know About Veterans Day

We celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday — Nov. 11 — a date that marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Here are a few things you might not know about Veterans Day: 1. For Living Veterans: The holiday officially recognizes living veterans of all wars. Originally called Armistice Day, the date […]

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January 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Receive a Lesson From the Past at History Conference in Germantown

It’s annual event that started in 2007 to explore the past and to analyze how it has shaped Montgomery County in present day. Dozens of residents gathered at Montgomery College early Saturday for the 11th Annual Montgomery History Conference hosted by Montgomery History. “We have history buffs, historians, museum professionals and members of the community […]

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December 29, 2013 | Diana Belchase

Amnesiac Nurses and Oprah

I know many of you are eagerly looking for great books to download to your new tablets today — so I thought I’d share something I’m enjoying. ~~~ Stella Bain, is an epic story set against the backdrop of World War I.  Stella is an American nurse who has lost her memory and has been […]

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