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

 

Upcoming Lectures:

 

“Lincoln and the Washingtons”
with Jim Johnston
Tuesday, August 11 @ 2:00 p.m. 

Throughout his life, Abraham Lincoln idolized George Washington, from reading his biography as a boy to visiting Mount Vernon as a member of Congress. Imagine how disillusioned Lincoln was to discover so many members of the Washington family were fighting for the Confederacy. In this History Conversation, Jim Johnston, who has written about Lincoln’s relationship with Washington’s family for the White House Historical Society magazine, will detail who the Washingtons were, what they did, and why they fought against the Union their ancestor had created.

Register for the event HERE. Please note that the Zoom session is limited to 100 participants, so if you want to ensure your spot make sure to register in advance! Once the Zoom session is full, you can watch on Facebook where it’ll be streamed live. If you have further questions about accessing the conversation via Zoom, please contact Matt Gagle, Director of Programs, at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org

 

“The Path to Leadership: The Next Chapter”
with Claire McDonald
Tuesday, August 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, join Claire McDonald, the creator of our new online exhibit, for a History Conversation to discuss “The Path to Leadership: The Next Chapter.” She will talk about the influence of Montgomery County women in the political arena pre- and post-suffrage, as well as barriers they faced along the way. You won’t want to miss this detailed look at some of the most influential women in Montgomery County and Maryland politics and their amazing stories. 

Register for the event HERE. Please note that the Zoom session is limited to 100 participants, so if you want to ensure your spot make sure to register in advance! Once the Zoom session is full, you can watch on Facebook where it’ll be streamed live. If you have further questions about accessing the conversation via Zoom, please contact Matt Gagle, Director of Programs, at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org

 

Most Recent Recorded Lecture:

“A Visit to the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine”
with Clarence Hickey 


Click here for a complete list of past History Conversations.


History Conferences

Our annual history conference has brought together historians, students, teachers, residents, and lifelong learners since 2007. With such a wide breadth of topics covered, you’re sure to find something that suits your interests. We’ll be rotating out different videos to feature, but you can also find links to all the past videos on our History Conference page.

 

Featured Video:
“By Hands of Parties Unknown: Remembrance and Reconciliation of Three Lynchings in Montgomery County” 
Speaker: Anthony Cohen

 

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.