Vintage Movie Night: Cold War Revisited

As Russia’s war in Ukraine raises threats of nuclear war, memories of the Cold War and the dark shadows of worldwide nuclear annihilation are resurfacing. In his latest Vintage Movie Night film screening, archival film enthusiast Richard Hall will share his sampling of Cold War-era vintage classroom and propaganda films from the 1940s to the 1980s. This free screening includes … Read More

Sanctified Sisters of Colesville at Commonwealth Farm presented by Montgomery History – Virtual Women’s History Month Program w/ Julianne Mangin

In this lecture on 3/12 at 2pm, you’ll learn how these savvy businesswomen ran an inn and restaurant that was a popular country retreat for Washingtonians. How did they end up in Montgomery County, and why was their presence forgotten? It’s a fascinating story of women determined to control their own spiritual and economic destinies. Julianne Mangin is a family … Read More

Thurgood Marshall: A Trail-Blazing Civil Rights Victory in Montgomery County – Virtual

Join Ralph Buglass for a look at the impact of Civil Rights attorney, Thurgood Marshall on Montgomery County, seventeen years before the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education. Civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall delivered an early blow to school segregation right here in Montgomery County—gaining equal pay for the county’s African American teachers in 1937. This little-known … Read More

Tour of National Park Seminary

Come and take a guided tour of the historic National Park Seminary on Thanksgiving weekend. Once a private women’s school, then Walter Reed’s rehabilitation center, and now a unique residential community, it includes a Japanese pagoda, Swiss chalet, and Dutch windmill. Tour lasts 2 hours, mostly outside. We follow current Montgomery County COVID guidelines for the tour. Reservations are recommended. … Read More

4th Annual Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk

Begun in 2018, the Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk is an annual local community event that weaves together neighborhoods once divided by racial segregation. All neighbors are welcome! Come join us in shining our lights in the darkness, promoting unity over division, remembering the past and taking steps toward a brighter future.

Certain Party or Parties Unknown

Be Part of History. Certain Party or Parties Unknown, a temporary multi-media public art exhibition furthering community dialogue about racial justice and increasing awareness of local history, takes place on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 in downtown Rockville from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Six regional artists were commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County … Read More

Tour of National Park Seminary

Take a guided walking tour of the enchanting historic National Park Seminary, once a private women’s school, then Walter Reed’s rehabilitation center, and now a unique residential community. Tour starts at 2747 Linden Lane, Silver Spring at 1 pm and lasts 2 hours. Reservations are recommended. Go to www.saveourseminary.org/tours to reserve your space.

Juneteenth Concert by the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices

The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices is excited to partner with the Alexandria Black History Museum to present the ensemble’s first-ever Juneteenth Celebration! Jubilee Voices will mark the date that slavery was fully abolished throughout the United States with music, stories, and cultural traditions reflected through the history of the African American experience locally and in the lives of the members … Read More

History of Sugarloaf Mountain: the Singular History of a Singular Mountain

Join Ralph Buglass for a presentation about Maryland’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain! It is mountain laurel season! Are you thinking of Marylanders’ favorite mountain? Take off your hiking boots and rest your feet while enjoying a presentation by Ralph Buglass about the history of Sugarloaf Mountain. Login at https://mcpl.events/sugarloaf-mountain Sugarloaf Mountain, a private oasis of natural beauty and scenic vistas that … Read More