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Montgomery County History Conference 2020

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Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Bioscience Education Center

20200 Observation Drive

Germantown, MD 20876

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Montgomery County's History Conference

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The 2020 Conference will kick off with County Councilmember Evan Glass presenting the rainbow Pride flag that flew over the Executive Office Building during Pride Month in June to Montgomery History for accession into its permanent collection. The opening session will feature Royce Hanson, the former Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Commission, delivering a talk on the history of the Agricultural Reserve (one of the most requested topics every year). This will be followed by breakout sessions featuring wide-ranging topics such as recent archaeological findings from the site of the Seneca Store, suburban growth in the 1960s, the historically African American community of Lyttonsville, and local Prohibition. We are also pleased to offer for the first time a session in Spanish to look at Latino immigration into the county in the late 20th century.

Afternoon breakout sessions will feature topics such as Marriott’s growth from Hot Shoppes to hotels, a history of the Montgomery County Sentinel, stories from the Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery, a look at 19th century medicine, and the legacy of three lynchings that took place in the county in the late 19th century. The conference’s closing session will be a captivating performance of WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle by actor Steve LaRocque. The conference will once again culminate with a networking reception for presenters, sponsors, and attendees.

If you have questions, please call Montgomery History at 301-340-2825 or visit us online at MontgomeryHistory.org/Events/HistoryConference2020/

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