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18th Montgomery County History Conference

November 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join Montgomery History on November 4, 2023 for the 18th edition of the ever-popular Montgomery County History Conference. We’re again partnering with Montgomery College and will be holding it in-person, for the first time since 2020, on their Rockville campus. As always, the conference will offer myriad opportunities to engage with local history, including a keynote address, eight breakouts, a boxed lunch, a performance, and a happy hour reception.


Registration includes access to recordings of all ten sessions following the conference!


The morning keynote will be about the “Black Chevy Chase” and the wide variety of techniques, not just restrictive covenants, used to prevent homeownership and development by Blacks in the early 20th century. This is one you won’t want to miss.

Breakout sessions will cover such wide-ranging topics as Emory Grove’s renowned Du-Drop Inn, historic homes and barns of the Ag Reserve, the families of the Agricultural History Farm Park, Sentinel publisher Rebecca Fields, a history of enslavement in Kensington, the county’s Poor Farm, the seven enslavers who have public schools named for them, and new techniques for indigenous archaeological research.

We will end the conference with “A Rockville Journal,” a peek back in time to 1850s Rockville with a portrayal of a local attorney by actor Steve LaRocque. At the conclusion of the performance, you’ll want to catch up with old friends and meet new ones at our happy hour reception.





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November 4, 2023
8:00 am - 4:30 pm