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May 2020

Lost History: Howard University & Kinship Communities of Montgomery County

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866 United States
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Following the American Civil War an integrated delegation of students from interconnected country road kinship communities of Brighton, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Colesville, Olney, Sandy Spring, Sunshine, Spencerville and White Oak in Montgomery County, Maryland attended Howard University. Explore the unknown and lost history of Howard University's deep connections to local communities of Montgomery County. Presentation by local and internationally known Douglassonian scholar, John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (2012) and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.:…

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June 2020

Tuesday Talk

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beall-Dawson Museum, 103 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Potomac's Storied History Judith Welles dives into never-before-seen photos–many from Montgomery History’s collection–that shed new light on the storied history of this area of the county. With the photographs as a backdrop, Welles tells the impact of the C&O Canal and the Civil War; the story of the Gold Rush and ghosts; the Potomac Hunt; the growth of a bustling commercial and residential area and much more.

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Tracing Your Family Tree Lecture Series

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station, 8100 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, United States
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This adult education series, hosted by Montgomery Preservation, is for the budding genealogist in us all. "Should You Take a DNA Test to Discover Your Ethnic Origin?" will be presented by Lorraine Dutcher Minor, a past president of the Genealogy Club of the Montgomery County Historical Society. Free of charge.

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Heritage Days 2020

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Heritage Montgomery and dozens of partners for this FREE festival that highlights historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation sites offering special programs – including exhibits & demonstrations, live music, activities for children, and much more! Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many small sites that are not regularly open to the public. Heritage Days takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon - 4:00 p.m.

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Heritage Days 2020

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Heritage Montgomery and dozens of partners for this FREE festival that highlights historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation sites offering special programs – including exhibits & demonstrations, live music, activities for children, and much more! Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many small sites that are not regularly open to the public. Heritage Days takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon - 4:00 p.m.

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