History Conversations The Gaithersburg History Project
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this talk has been rescheduled to 11/14 at 2 PM*
Historian Anthony Cohen will discuss his findings for Gaithersburg’s Black History Project. He will focus on the period after Gaithersburg was incorporated in 1878 as well as the emergence of African American settlements, businesses, and important figures. This event is part of the Gaithersburg History Project, and it’s sure to be an enlightening and thought-provoking discussion. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of our community.
Tuesday, November 7 at 2 p.m.
History Conversations REWIND: Old Roads, New Histories
For 25 years, Montgomery County’s Rustic Roads Program has protected the historic and scenic roadways that reflect the county’s agricultural character and rural origins. An update to the Rustic Roads Functional Master Plan is currently in progress. This talk, originally presented during the 2022 Montgomery County History Conference, will outline the work underway to bring new roads and new histories into the program that reflect the diversity of the county’s past with previously underrepresented stories of women, freedom seekers, and early African American communities that enrich the historic landscapes traversed by these roadways.
Available November 13 – November 19.
Online Exhibit The Immigrant Experience in Montgomery County
Today, more than 35% of the county’s residents are foreign born and even more speak at least one language besides English. Montgomery County has become one of the most diverse counties in the United States. This exhibit, created in partnership with Montgomery College’s Department of Anthropology, explores more than 200 years of immigration history and presents dozens of immigrant stories.
Montgomery County Story Current Issue In Slavery’s Shadow: Surveying Montgomery County Public School Names
Our most recent issue by Ralph Buglass features the history of school naming (and renaming) in Montgomery County, including biographical snapshots of the seven enslavers who are currently school namesakes, contextual background on slavery in Montgomery County, and much more!
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November 14, 2023 History Conversations: The Gaithersburg History Project
Historian Anthony Cohen will discuss his findings for Gaithersburg’s Black History Project. He will focus on the period after Gaithersburg was incorporated in 1878 as well as the emergence of […]
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With Kacy Rohn For 25 years, Montgomery County’s Rustic Roads Program has protected the historic and scenic roadways that reflect the county’s agricultural character and rural origins. An update to the […]