View Sessions from the 2017 
Montgomery County History Conference


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

Below are some of the highlights:

A World War I Soldier’s Story: A Local Hero and His Helmet  by Ed and Nancy Bodmer
Ed and Nancy Bodmer recount Charles “Roszier” Bodmer’s heroic experiences in World War I with his uniform, helmet, letters, and pictures.


Jewish Developers and the Built Environment: A History of Early Jewish Community in Montgomery County (1930-1979) by Clare Lise Kelley
This talk explores the emergence of Jewish community in Montgomery County, with a focus on the built environment. 


Location, Locale, and Belonging in Montgomery County: Latino Perspectives by Maria Sprehn-Malagon, Ph.D.
Using oral histories, photographs, and historical documents this illustrated talk addresses Latino history in an increasingly diverse Montgomery County.


Twenty years of Historic Preservation Work in Montgomery County, 1984-2004: A Reminiscence and Analysis by Richard Striner
This account discusses two decades of preservation activism in Bethesda and Silver Spring, in partnership with various civic allies.


Tsunami – The Election of 1962 by Bill Offutt
This talk discusses shock waves resulting from the local election in 1962. Master plans were shredded, thousands of acres were rezoned and whole communities were deeply and permanently changed.


Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3 FM by Jay Schlossberg, Weasel, Marc Elrich, Mark Segraves, and John Kelly
Join former WHFS deejay Weasel, WRC news correspondent Mark Segraves, Montgomery County Councilman-At-Large Marc Elrich and film director Jay Schlossberg as they discuss Jay’s feature documentary film, “Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3 FM”. This panel, moderated by Washington Post journalist John Kelly, shares the history of this one of a kind radio station that used to be “High Atop The Triangle Towers” in Bethesda. 


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All videos produced by Montgomery College Television