EXPLORE

 

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!  

 

Two women in an 1911 Speedwell Touring car. Photo: Lewis Reed, courtesy of Jeanne Gartner. From our “Montgomery County 1900-1930: Through the Lens of Lewis Reed” online exhibit

 

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
Through our online database you can search across 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 database is a great place to start. 

If you have questions about accessing the database 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. 

Anna Maria Weems (1840-?)

Anna Maria Weems was a former slave who escaped from Montgomery County to Canada via the Underground Railroad.

 

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.

 

Georgia Ave. in the 1950s. Montgomery History Special Collections.