111 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Search educational content like our online and 360° exhibits and our Center for Suburban Studies, or conduct research using our comprehensive collections database and our African American history resources page.
View Online Exhibits
Our online exhibits, developed by staff and local historians, present concise stories on such topics as women’s suffrage, public school desegregation, 20th century transportation, suburban development, and much more. New exhibits are being added, so check back regularly!
Experience 360° Exhibits
Experience past exhibits that were displayed in the Beall-Dawson House with our 360° Exhibits. With software that lets you move from room to room, zoom in and out, view artifacts from different angles, and click for detailed information, you’ll feel like you’re experiencing the exhibits in person!
Search our Collections
There are many options for exploring the resources in our special collections, including photos, artifacts, and archive documents (wills, deeds, correspondence, dairies, and much more). Whether you’re looking to research your family history or simply interested in a specific aspect of the county, our online resources are a great place to start.
If you have questions about using the search tools or have trouble finding what you’re looking for, please contact our Archivist Sarah Hedlund at Archive@MontgomeryHistory.org for assistance.
Access African American History Resources
If you’re interested in African American history in Montgomery County–whether you’re conducting academic research or simply want to learn more–visit our African American history resources page. We’ve collected photos, videos, archival documents, relevant issues of The Montgomery County Story, a reading list, and much more.
Visit the Center for Suburban Studies
The Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies of Montgomery History preserves Montgomery County’s suburban history, brings a scholarly focus to its study, provides access to primary and secondary sources, and sponsors activities to interpret and communicate this history to residents and scholars. Take a moment and learn more about how suburbanization changed the face of Montgomery County.