The Montgomery County Story


Published biannually by Montgomery History, The Montgomery County Story is a journal focusing on the history of the people, places, events, and organizations in Montgomery County, Maryland.


Abstract of the most recent issue: Winter 2016-2017: (double issue)  

Major Richard Brooke: A Montgomery County Founding Father, by Susan Cooke Soderberg and Mary C. Turner.  The life, times, estates, fortunes, and family of “the Quaker who fought.”  

The Cold Water Apostles: A History of Prohibition in Montgomery County, by Patricia A. Andersen.  How public officials and citizen activists fought to control use, sales, and distribution of alcoholic beverages over a period of nearly 200 years.


Past Issues:

For all past issues, please see this complete index of Issues of The Montgomery County Story, 1957-2017, with topical summaries.

We also have these indexes available to help you find a Story issue by author, topic, or family discussed:


To Order Current or Past Issues:

Copies of back issues of the Montgomery County Story may be purchased in the Museum Shop, or ordered by phone, mail or email.  Issues dated prior to 2010 are $3 per issue. Starting in fall 2010, issues are $5 each (double sized). Shipping is $1.50 for the first issue plus .50 for each additional issue in the same order.


Montgomery History is grateful to The Chevy Chase Land Company for its sponsorship of The Montgomery County Story