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:
Rewind — Not Just Child’s Play: A Look Inside the Montgomery History Dollhouse Collection
With Elizabeth Lay
Join us as Curator Elizabeth Lay takes you on an up close and magical tour of some of the intricate dollhouses in our collection. Whether you are already an enthusiast or a complete novice, you’ll enjoy exploring the interiors of these tiny treasures and hearing the stories that will bring these dollhouses to life.


Next Week:
Sharing The Burden: Women in Cryptology during World War II

with Jennifer Wilcox, National Cryptology Museum Director of Education

Thursday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Women played a large, but rarely told, role in WWII cryptology. College women were recruited from math departments at colleges around the country to learn cryptanalysis. Thousands of other women joining the Army and Navy were assigned to code work operating machines that broke enemy codes or transmitting coded messages to Washington. This is their story.
Register Here.
Last Week:

Remembering Rockwood

with Ann Robertson

Tuesday, March 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Before it was a county park and wedding destination, Rockwood Manor Special Park was a national Girl Scout Camp. When GSUSA sold the camp to residential developers, neighbors and individual Girl Scouts fought to stop the sale. Join Author Ann Robertson as she shares why Rockwood was so important to save, and how the Girl Scouts fought back.

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.