History Conversations
Enjoy our History Conversations, a program featuring virtual lectures from covering a wide variety of local history topics. Each lecture is live-streamed via Zoom and then posted here for a week on the Monday following.

This Week:
The Working White House
with Sarah Fling, Historian at the White House Historical Association
Tuesday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m., livestreamed via Zoom.
Since 1800, hundreds of dedicated staff members have worked behind the scenes to help the White House fulfill its roles as a seat of government, a family residence, and a historic site. Join White House Historical Association historian Sarah Fling as she highlights lesser-known stories of enslaved and free White House workers throughout history.
Register Here
Last week:
Lilly Stone – A Daring Woman
With Judy Welles
Tuesday, September 12, 2:00 p.m., live streamed via Zoom
You can purchase a copy of Judy Welles’ Lilly Stone book by clicking here. 
Next week:
Rewind—The Life and Hats of Milliner Mae Reeves: A Conversation with her Daughter, Donna Limerick
Available September 25 through October 1
One of the many extraordinary exhibits in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is Mae’s Millinery Shop. Lifted nearly complete from its original home in Philadelphia, it is now recognized as a historical treasure. Mae’s daughter, Donna Limerick, a longtime resident of Montgomery County, will join Montgomery History’s former Collections Manager, Elizabeth Lay, to discuss her mother’s entrepreneurial spirit, share memories of waiting on customers in the shop, and reveal cherished family photographs.
Rewind available September 25 – Oct 1.
Paths to the Present

Paths to the Present: Montgomery County Stories, a cable television show created by County Cable Montgomery and Montgomery History from 2000-2014, explores the often overlooked history found right in our own backyards. Produced by Emmy-winner Barbara Grunbaum and hosted by Gail Street, Paths to the Present covers a wide variety of topics highlighting this county’s past. You can watch all 86 of the episodes here.