Montgomery County History Conference 2019

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.



The 2019 History Conference was held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Bioscience Education Center on Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus. 


Click HERE to View the 2019 Schedule


Thank you to our sponsors for their support of the History Conference:



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View the Sessions from the 2019 History Conference Below:

Opening Remarks Matthew Logan, Executive Director, Montgomery History

Will Jawando, Montgomery County Council

Morning General Session Postbellum Montgomery: Coming to Terms with Our Southern Past

Presented by Eugene Meyer


Morning Concurrent Session: The 1950’s Housing Boom in Montgomery County, Maryland

Presented by Robert Bachman


Panel Discussion: The Underground Railroad in Montgomery County: 25 Years of Discovery

Presented by Tony Cohen, moderator, with Shirl Spicer and Nancy Pickard


Afternoon Concurrent Session: River Road, Bethesda: A Short History of Black and White

Presented by Paige Whitley and Amy Rispin


Afternoon Concurrent Session: Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes on the Homefront in WWI

Presented by Judy Welles


Afternoon Closing Session: The Mid-Atlantic, Montgomery County, and All That Jazz

Presented by Regennia N. Williams with a performance by the Diego Nava Jazz Trio


Previous Years:

Click Here to view the 2018 conference, as well as highlights from the 2017 and 2016 History Conference.