Ongoing Exhibits

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Exhibits in the Beall-Dawson House
“The Future is Is”
February 13, 2020 – March 8, 2020
Open to the public weekends 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Montgomery History is once again partnering with Rockville High School to present an exhibition at the Beall-Dawson House. The new exhibit, curated by RHS juniors under the direction of Montgomery History Curator Elizabeth Lay and RHS English teacher Krista McKim, explores environmental issues Montgomery County and the world currently face.
Join us on the evening of February 13 for the exhibit opening to see the creative pieces put together by local students that emphasize the state of today’s environment and the consequences of pollution. As one RHS student says, “[We] want us all to work together to make a change so that [our] children and grandchildren will have a world to live in.”
The exhibition will run through March 8. Entrance is free and open to the public.
Check out more of the students’ work for this exhibit on the Rockville High School website.


Pop-Up Exhibit 

Tap Into History: A Century of Typewriters



This hands-on exhibit encourages visitors to type out personal messages on our 19th and 20th century typewriters. The sound of the clacking keys and carriage return provides a nostalgic reminder for adults who remember painstakingly hunting and pecking out school assignments and correspondence. And the unfamiliar machine is an intriguing object for our digitally-adept children who search the keyboard in vain for the “print” key!

To bring one of Montgomery History’s pop-up exhibits to your next event, contact Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator Matthew Gagle.


Opened May 16, 2015
Curated by Elizabeth Lay


Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine


Reinterpreted Fall 2019!

Have you ever wondered what it would’ve been like…

… to receive medical care during the Civil War?

…to be operated on before the germ theory was discovered?

…to know the nearest doctor was four hours away by horse and buggy?

Such was life in Montgomery County 150 years ago. Join Dr. Stonestreet, Rockville’s 19th century country doctor, as he share these tales and much more.

SPOILER ALERT: Much of what you think you know about how medicine was practiced back in the day is flat-out wrong! You may find that, in many ways, medicine hasn’t changed as much as you think!

Please note that Dr. Stonestreet does not hold office hours every weekend. Please contact Montgomery History (301-340-2825) before your visit if you would like to receive a guided tour from Dr. Stonestreet. Docent guided tours are available every weekend.


Originally opened June 12, 2015; Reinterpretation opened October 26, 2019
Curated by Elizabeth Lay and Clarence Hickey