Online Exhibit

 75 Objects + 75 Stories










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



Online Exhibit

History Between the Pages: The Family Bible in Genealogy Research


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 



Online Exhibit

The Suburbanization of Montgomery County, 1950-1960

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



Online Exhibit


“The Decree Had Been Handed Down”: The Experience of Public School Desegregation in Montgomery County



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
Curated by Sarah Hedlund



Online Exhibit

The Effects of Brown vs. The Board of Education in Montgomery County

A past exhibit displayed at the Beall-Dawson Museum between Aug. 17, 2004 and Mar. 6, 2005.

Curated by Joanna Church









Tap Into History: A Century of Typewriters Pop-Up Exhibit


Opened May 16, 2015
Curated by Elizabeth Lay

In the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine


Opened June 12, 2015
Curated by Elizabeth Lay