17th Annual Montgomery History Conference to be Held Online (January 21-28)

by MCS Staff
Montgomery History will hold its 17th Annual Montgomery County History Conference as an online event Jan. 21, 25 and 28. The conference will offer a myriad of opportunities to participate, including three keynote sessions, 12 breakout sessions and a film screening. Sharing the stories that matter is essential to understanding the community. This year’s conference will trace the evolution of immigration to Montgomery County, address why historic preservation matters and study the fraught history of teaching history to today’s young people.

The conference is scheduled to include a special sneak preview of excerpts from Ain’t no Back to a Merry-Go-Round, an inspirational documentary that highlights the protests that led to desegregation of Glen Echo Park in the 1960s. Breakout sessions will cover topics such as restrictive covenants and housing discrimination, Frieda’s Cottage, LGBTQ+ history, the archaeology of the enslaved, suburban growth in the 1980s and the changing face of agriculture. There also will be a session on the Oyster Wars on the Chesapeake Bay.

Registration for the conference starts at $25 ($10 for students) and offers varying levels of access. A full schedule, including session descriptions, and more information can be found on the conference’s registration page. Questions about the conference can be sent to Montgomery History’s Director of Programs Matt Gagle at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org.


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