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Rockville, Maryland 20850
In celebration of its 75th anniversary in 2019, Montgomery History is bringing long overdue attention to its extraordinary collection of artifacts to help tell the story of Montgomery County’s storied past. The resulting online exhibition, 75 Objects + 75 Stories, highlights some of the most iconic, treasured, and idiosyncratic objects from the collection.
Through the end of September 2019, 11 select objects from the exhibit will be on display at the Rockville Memorial Library — don’t miss your chance to see objects like a 1984 Metro pennant celebrating the addition of the county’s four westernmost stations to the Red line, or an 1894 prescription book including prescriptions written by county physicians Dr. Edward Stonestreet and Dr. Otis Linthicum.
Opened June 29, 2019
Curated by Elizabeth Lay, William Allman, and Lee Morgan
Explore the story of the family Bible in America, and how families used their beloved Bibles to share their own stories through the generations. Our exhibition includes six chapters, each featuring photographs and excerpts from Montgomery History’s fabulous Bibles collection.
Opened November 5, 2018
Curated by Claire McDonald
The Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies of Montgomery History presents this online exhibition, originally launched in conjunction with “BOOM: the 1950s in Montgomery County,” a 2018 program of exhibits and events organized by Montgomery History, exploring how Montgomery County grew as a suburban jurisdiction in the 1950s.
Opened April 27, 2018
Curated by the Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies
To tell the story of the desegregation ruling, and the subsequent efforts to integrate the public schools in Montgomery County, we turn to five black women who lived that experience: Margaret Taylor Jones, Geneva Mason, Doris Hackey, Edith Throckmorton, and Nina Honemond Clarke. These women were educators, community leaders, and pioneers, with combined decades of experience administering and teaching in the segregated school system, followed by the seven years of difficult transition to an integrated school system. The sixth woman, Rose Kramer, was a member of the Montgomery County School Board: a strong advocate for the integration of schools and a white Jewish woman born to immigrant parents. This is their experience of the desegregation process in Montgomery County–before, during, and after–in their words.
Opened October 17, 2017
A past exhibit displayed at the Beall-Dawson Museum between Aug. 17, 2004 and Mar. 6, 2005.
Curated by Joanna Church
Opened May 16, 2015
Opened June 12, 2015