Montgomery County History Conference

Since 2007, the Montgomery County History Conference has been engaging museum professionals, volunteers and the general public through dynamic and informative sessions on local history.  Workshops, lectures and discussion panels have covered such diverse topics as the Civil War, volunteer management, 20th century suburban development, artifact and archival collections “best practices,” African American schools, creating a living history persona, historic and prehistoric archaeology, women of Maryland, and the histories of the county’s many small towns, communities and institutions such as Sugarland, Garrett Park, and the Bethesda Women’s Farm Market. 


The 2017 History Conference will be held on Saturday, January 28 at Montgomery College’s Bioscience Education Center in Germantown.


Stephen Stills and Neil Young, The Capitol Center, 1976

This year’s conference promises to be another can’t-miss event with something for everyone. A personal story of a Montgomery County man’s service in World War I will start the day, followed by breakout sessions featuring such varied topics as the architectural history of the Jewish community, the unique Warren Historic Site, Latino immigration, archaeological work at Oakley Cabin, the pivotal election of 1962, and a retrospective of historic preservation efforts. “History Gems” will enable you to see distinctive artifacts from five local museums, while “History Tools” will provide you with the know-how to save a local burial site. The final session will be a special treat for Baby Boomers and music lovers of all ages with documentary clips and a panel discussion of the legendary radio station, WHFS 102.3 FM. See the complete list of sessions and the schedule of events.

Registration is now open. Register now to reserve your spot for this interesting and thought-provoking day.

Please contact Amy Baker at with any questions.

Thank you to our sponsors for their support of the History Conference:


mc    Kiplinger Foundation moco  arts-humanities



View sessions from our 2016 History Conference:

The Montgomery County Historical Society held their annual History Conference at Montgomery College Germantown campus featuring historians, archaeologists and panelists.


Below are some of the highlights:


Presented by:

Ret. Planning Board Chairman, Royce Hanson


Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive

Margaret Latimer, Vice President & Provost, Montgomery College Germantown Campus


A discussion on immigration in the county moderated by Steve Roberts, with opening remarks by Maryland Senator Cheryl Kagan.

Featured panelists:

Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, Jewru Bandeh, Lily Qi, and Jorge Restrepo.


A former slave purchased his freedom, became an entrepreneur and property owner at Georgetown. Is Yarrow Mamout buried on this property? The project that began this endeavor and its archaeologist present their findings at the Montgomery County Historical Society’s History Conference at Montgomery College.


Battlefields of the Suburban Civil Wars – Friendship Heights 


All videos produced by Montgomery College Television



The closing panel on immigration in Montgomery County. Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, Cheryl Kagan, Steve Roberts, Jewru Bandeh, Lily Qi, and Jorge Restrepo