Underground Railroad in Rockville

Ann Maria Weems

In Their Steps: Underground Railroad
October 25, 2017 7 pm
Rockville Memorial Library
Free
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Josiah Henson—Rockville native and the inspiration for the title character in Uncle Tom’s Cabin—risked all for freedom on the 19th century Underground Railroad. Learn about his life, and those of other local freedom fighters, such as Ann Maria Weems, who fled slavery in Rockville disguised as a boy. Hear the story of two sisters from a prominent Rockville family, who were divided on the issue of slavery, and exemplified the schisms amongst slaveholders that ignited the fiery Civil War.

Tony Cohen of the Menare Foundation will present an illustrated history of our local Underground Railroad, including documents, photos and artifacts related to slavery and escape in Rockville.

Sponsored by: Friends of the Library – Rockville Chapter

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Volunteer for Service Day!

Service Day: Haiti Cemetery Clean-Up
Saturday, October 28 10 am – 2 pm
Haiti Cemetery

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Peerless Rockville is looking for volunteers to help us clean up and beautify Haiti Cemetery on Service Day, October 28 at 10 am.

Join Peerless Rockville, Peerless members, and volunteers from the Montgomery County Police Department and Haiti community as we work to clean up one of Rockville’s historic cemeteries.

This important piece of Rockville heritage is in need of some community attention and hard work to help beautify the property, protect the graves and gravestones, and remove overgrowth, branches, leaves, and other debris.

Dress for the weather and bring gloves, rakes, clippers, and other yard work tools. Individuals with trucks for to haul debris are especially appreciated.

This event has been pre-approved for Montgomery County Student Service Learning hours. (Under 12 years old volunteers accepted with parent/guardian.)

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Rockville: From Farmland to Community

Drawing by John Carter

The Evolution: From Farmland to Community
Thursday, October 12 7 pm
Glenview Mansion
Free

Presented by John Carter, AIA.

The third installment of Peerless Rockville’s speaker series with Glenview Mansion is a special presentation looking at the unique transition of farmland into five, thriving neighborhoods in Rockville. The neighborhood examples include the first neighborhood of Williamsburgh, historic West End Park, Anderson Farm/College Gardens, Hurley/Carter Farm, and King Farm. A rare collection of historic photographs, drawings, early plans, portraits, buildings and recent neighborhood plans will be presented to describe the transition of family farms into a unique collection of neighborhoods in Rockville.

Skip the line and RSVP today!

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History Comes Alive! Rockville Cemetery Ghost Tour

Join us on Saturday, October 7 for a nighttime tour of Rockville Cemetery and see local historical characters come to life by moonlight in Rockville’s oldest cemetery!

This special tour will feature costumed actors portraying local characters from the 1790s to the 1940s.

Experience the historic Upper Cemetery in a new way, and meet cemetery residents who will tell real, haunting, poignant stories of their lives. Refreshments will be served.

Don’t pass up this unique opportunity to see this beautiful, historic cemetery at night!

This is an all-terrain tour. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a flashlight for this event. No flash photography, please.

Respond quickly — Participation is limited and advanced reservations are required!

Tickets are $15 for Peerless Rockville members, $20 for non-members.

Please indicate your preference for the 7:00 pm tour or the 8:15 pm tour. Event parking and meeting details will be given upon registration.

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Rockville Rewards Cards TODAY!

Get your discounted Rockville Rewards Cards from Peerless today (September 14) in front of the Red Brick Courthouse (or right inside in case of rain) from 11:30-1:30!

Support Peerless Rockville and patronize local Rockville businesses! Buy a card, support local businesses and Peerless and save all year long almost 150 Rockville businesses. Flash Sale price of $15!

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