Montgomery County History Conference 2020

HC2020: Bringing History Into Focus


Since 2007, the Montgomery County History Conference has been a venue for people of all ages and backgrounds—civic leaders, students, museum professionals and volunteers, history buffs, genealogists, and the general public—to explore and celebrate the many facets of our past that shape our community to this day. Hosted annually by Montgomery History, this day-long gathering includes workshops, presentations, and panel discussions covering a wide range of topics within the realm of local history.


In 2020, for the Conference’s 14th anniversary, Montgomery History is once again teaming up with Montgomery College to co-host the event at the College’s state-of-the-art Germantown campus on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The day will open with former Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Commission Royce Hanson delivering a talk on the history of the Agricultural Reserve (one of our most requested topics every year). Other sessions will cover such topics as social activism in the 1960s, the historically African American community of Lyttonsville, the evolution of the Sentinel newspaper, and recent archaeological findings from the Seneca Store. We are particularly excited to offer for the first time a Spanish language session, “Pioneros|Pioneers.” This will be a panel discussion looking at Latino immigration into Montgomery County in the late 20th century. We anticipate providing instantaneous translation for English speakers, too. The conference’s closing session will feature Steve LaRocque as Ernie Pyle, WWII wartime columnist.


More information regarding registration will be online this fall, so check this page regularly! 


Previous Years:

To see examples of our History Conference speakers, view the sessions from our 2019 conference! You can also view highlights from 2018 and 2017.


For sponsorship opportunities please contact Sarah Marsteller, Development and Communications Manager.