Montgomery County History Conference 2023

January 21-28




Important information for attendees of the 2023 Montgomery County History Conference:

To join Trivia Night and Saturday’s sessions, you will use the same email that you received previously when you were registered for the conference. Click the blue “join” button to go to the event lobby. If you cannot find your email, please send an email to





Join Montgomery History online January 21, 25, and 28, 2023 for the 17th annual Montgomery County History Conference. This year the conference will offer myriad opportunities to participate, including three keynote sessions, twelve breakouts, a film screening, and a virtual Trivia Night.


Sharing the stories that matter is essential to understanding who we are as a community. This year we will trace the evolution of immigration to Montgomery County, learn why historic preservation matters, and study the fraught history of teaching history to our young people. We will end the conference with a special sneak preview of excerpts from Ain’t no Back to a Merry-Go-Round, an inspirational documentary that highlights the protests that led to desegregation of Glen Echo Park in the 1960s.


Breakout sessions will cover such topics as restrictive covenants and housing discrimination, Frieda’s Cottage, LGBTQ+ history, the archaeology of the enslaved, suburban growth in the 1980s, the changing face of agriculture, and much more. We’ll even sail the high seas with a history of the Oyster Wars on Chesapeake Bay.


View the conference schedule here

View the session descriptions here

Coming soon – presenter bios

We look forward to another great conference. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Programs Matt Gagle at


Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible!




View the 2022 History Conference webpage