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


This week:

REWIND – Preserving Historic Cemeteries
With Glenn Wallace
Rewinds are pre-recorded and available for one week. No registration is required. Don’t miss these great talks!  


Don’t miss Glenn Wallace presenting “Preserving Historic Cemeteries.” Learn the importance—and excitement—of researching, locating, archiving, and preserving our historic cemeteries. This overview describes the basic process that anyone interested in cemeteries can follow. Wallace will also detail his 15-year process archiving Monocacy Cemetery. Bring your questions!

Next Week
The Nurse and the Midwife: The Story of Clara Barton and Emma Jones of Gibson Grove
Clara Barton touched many lives as the Civil War’s “Angel of the Battlefield” and later as president of the American Red Cross. Behind the scenes, others supported her efforts and kept her household running smoothly. Among the many Black people Barton employed over the years, none maintained a closer, longer-lasting relationship with Barton than Emma Jones of the Gibson Grove community in Cabin John. Researcher Paige Whitley traces this relationship from its beginnings and Jones’ own successful career as a midwife in lower Montgomery County.
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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.