The Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies of Montgomery History presents this online exhibition outlining the key factors unique to Montgomery County, as well as unique to the Washington, D.C. area and the nation in general, that led to the unprecedented suburban growth in our county during this ten-year period. This exhibit was originally launched in conjunction with “BOOM: the 1950s in Montgomery County,” a 2018 program of exhibits and events organized by Montgomery History.

Opened April 27, 2018; updated May 5, 2021
Curated by Bob Bachman, Chair, Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies

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