Speakers Bureau

Jim Johnston speaking on Yarrow Mamout to a pre-college class in Paris.


Please note that the majority of these talks are offered both virtually and in person. Contact Director of Programs Matt Gagle to confirm availability of a specific talk. 

Montgomery History is pleased to offer the services of our Speakers Bureau for your organization’s meeting
.  This service is for business and professional groups, neighborhood associations, senior centers and residences, clubs, schools, religious institutions, civic groups, historical societies and museums, and other organized groups throughout Montgomery County and the greater Washington D.C. metro area. 

Ralph Buglass, speaking at Potomac Community Village.






Presentations are offered in the form of lectures, slide shows (traditional and PowerPoint), music, portrayals and re-enactments, illuminating local history as well as the national history that is part of our local story. The speakers and re-enactors are community historians and professionals trained in local history and public speaking; many have written books and articles on their chosen subjects.  As part of the presentation, book signings and sales can be arranged, as can follow-up tours and visits to the sites discussed.  Presentations can range from 30 to 60 minutes in length, and generally can be adapted to an organization’s specific needs. 



Mark Thorne leads a history tour at Woodlawn Manor

To help make our Speakers Bureau programs possible, Montgomery History asks for a $75 Speakers Fee to be paid to Montgomery History.


Click each category to view available talks:


Speaker Bios: Get to know our speakers by reading more about their backgrounds.


To schedule a speaker: Contact Speakers Bureau Coordinator Matt Gagle (email) or by phone (301) 340-2825.


Complete List of Available Talks