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Rockville Joins the Montgomery County Heritage Area!
Heritage Montgomery (HM) is pleased to announce that Rockville, with one of the most significant histories in the county, is finally a part of the Montgomery County Heritage Area!
Through the leadership of Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio and the City Council and the hard work of the City’s Historic Preservation Office staff, this long-awaited partnership is finally realized. Heritage Montgomery looks forward to a long and rewarding collaboration.
The inclusion of portions of the City of Rockville in the heritage area was adopted unanimously at the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) spring meeting, held at Glenview Mansion in Rockville’s Civic Center Park.
Rockville greatly strengthens the Heritage Montgomery story with its rich history and varied historic sites. At the same time, eligible Rockville entities will now have the ability to apply to MHAA capital and program grant programs. Additionally, Rockville heritage sites will be featured in HM marketing campaigns.
The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority was created through state legislation in 1996 to promote heritage sites and areas of natural beauty in order to stimulate economic development through tourism. The Montgomery County Heritage Area (Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County/Heritage Montgomery) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2003 to promote designated heritage areas within the county.
"Life in A War Zone" App now available to download.
The FREE App is now accessible on your smart phone or iPad. Look for "Civl War Montgomery County" in the Android Market or App Store. Use it as a guide to tour the Civil War sites and learn about the history associated with those sites.
Use a QR Scanner to download the App to your smart phone.
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Montgomery County Council Recognizes Heritage Montgomery
Heritage Montgomery was the recipient of a County Council Proclamation for work producing the Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil Warvideo and spreading the word of Montgomery County's rich history. HM Staff, Board Members Bethany Mattocks and Scott Whipple, and video producer and Emmy® Award winner Barbara Grunbaum, were recognized by Councilmembers Nancy Floreen and Phil Andrews at the November 13th Council session.Watch video.
Emmy® Award Win for “Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War”!
Heritage Montgomery is very pleased to announce an Emmy® Award win for “Life in a War Zone” producer Barbara Grunbaum. Heritage Montgomery is the executive producer of the project. The win was in the Historical Documentary category.
Heritage Montgomery is thrilled for Barbara and also wants to acknowledge the excellent work done by other key members of the production team including Joseph Thompson (Director of Photography), Francine Wyron (Editor & Graphic Designer), Charlie Pilzer (Sound Editor), Greg Lewis (Host), and Washington Revels (musical score design & production).
Executive Director Peggy Erickson added “Heritage Montgomery produced this film on a shoe string budget with an incredible amount of community support. It truly took a village to turn out this fine product and we want to thank everyone connected with the project.”
“Life in a War Zone” was made possible with the generous support of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, the National Park Service Preserve America Program, Montgomery County Government, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Montgomery College Television, City of Rockville, Mr. William Ritchie, and Delaplaine Foundation.
The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the local chapter responsible for awarding excellence in the television industry. The 54th Emmy® Awards ceremony was held on June 16th at the Newseum in Washington DC.
Heritage Montgomery, located in Germantown, Maryland, is dedicated to promoting and supporting heritage tourism to historical, cultural and natural areas in Montgomery County. The 15th Annual Heritage Days festival will be held this weekend, June 23 & 24, with 32 sites open free all across Montgomery County. For details visit HeritageMontgomery.org.
Heritage Montgomery Announces Emmy® Nomination for Life in a War Zone
Heritage Montgomery is pleased to announce that Barbara Grunbaum has been nominated for an Emmy® Award for her work as producer of the documentary, Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War. Ms. Grunbaum wrote, produced, and directed Life in a War Zone for Heritage Montgomery, executive producer of the project.
Heritage Montgomery Executive Director Peggy Erickson remarked that: “Heritage Montgomery is thrilled that Barbara has been recognized for the outstanding job that she did on the film. Her knowledge of Montgomery County history and considerable skills as a writer/producer/director made Barbara the perfect person to tell this important story of our area’s rich Civil War history.”
Heritage Montgomery would also like to salute other key members of the production team including Joseph Thompson (Director of Photography), Francine Wyron (Editor & Graphic Designer), Charlie Pilzer (Sound Editor), and Greg Lewis (host).
The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the local chapter responsible for awarding excellence in the television industry. The 54th Emmy® Awards will take place on June 16th at the Newseum in Washington DC.
Heritage Montgomery, located in Germantown, Maryland, is dedicated to promoting and supporting heritage tourism to historical, cultural and natural areas in Montgomery County.