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History Conversations REWIND: Her Home, Our Landmark: Designating the Cottage Home of Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann

January 29 - February 4

Presented by Nancy Pickard, with an introduction from Ellen Prentiss Campbell | On January 13, 2021, the Secretary of the Interior designated a small cottage in Rockville, Maryland, locally known as Frieda’s Cottage, as a National Historic Landmark. It earned this remarkable national recognition for its association with Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann and her significant contributions to the field of medicine as a psychoanalyst. National Historic Landmarks are historic properties that illustrate the heritage of the United States – each landmark represents an outstanding aspect of American history and culture. Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann was a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who found a new life at Rockville’s Chestnut Lodge. She became internationally renowned for her pioneering contributions to the treatment of schizophrenia and her dynamic understanding of her patients. Dr. Fromm-Reichmann was a gifted and compassionate therapist whose work is significant in medical history and remains relevant in the field today. Learn about the doctor and how Peerless Rockville acquired and restored her cottage and advocated for National Historic Landmark recognition. From the January 2023 Montgomery County History Conference.


A recording will be available on this page and on From Monday, January 29 through Sunday, February 4.



January 29
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