Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: Revealing Her Life As a Visual Artist

Thursday, August 10, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Glenview Mansion
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Want to know more about Zelda Fitzgerald? Join us for an illustrated presentation on Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the next event in Peerless Rockville’s speaker series partnership with Glenview Mansion and the City of Rockville.

The program will focus on Zelda as a serious artist who produced various works of art throughout her adult life. With a style described by one art historian as epitomizing the carefree spirit and piquancy of the 1920s, Zelda produced a fanciful visual diary of figures and dancers, paper dolls, children’s illustrations, flowers, cityscapes, biblical paintings, and landscapes in watercolor, gouache, pencil and oil. Speaker Roberta S. Mandrekas is a graduate student in the Humanities at Hood College and President of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.

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Peerless Rockville Award Nominations Now Open!

LogocropPeerless Rockville wants to showcase improvements to our neighborhoods and celebrate homeowners, businesses, and organizations for their hard work and dedication! We’ll celebrate these great additions to Rockville at our 38th Annual Awards program this November – but we can’t honor what we don’t know about. Help us out by nominating worthy projects!

Have you completed a renovation, restoration, or other home improvement project? Know someone who has? We also recognize landscape design, public art, and educational endeavors. Let us know!

Visit our nominations page to learn more about eligible projects.  View the nomination form here.

See past winners from 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Nominations due by August 1.

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Heritage Days Walking Tour – Emancipation to Integration

The Historic Red Brick Courthouse
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Tours at 1 pm at 3 pm

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Missed our Spring series? This walking tour will visit significant sites on the journey
towards educational equality in Montgomery County. We’ll recount the efforts of the local African-American community to establish a school in 1867, travel to the site of one of the earliest schools at Jerusalem – Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, and explore the artwork honoring teacher Wililam Gibbs in his fight for equal pay. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather!

Tours depart at 1pm and 3pm.

Ticket reservations close at midnight the day before – reserve your spot today!

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Peerless Rockville Annual Meeting and Glenview Gardens Tour

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Glenview Mansion
603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851

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Image courtesy of the City of Rockville

Free, open to all. RSVP here.

We had another great year! Help Peerless mark it! Please join us for light fare and refreshments, as we celebrate the successes of the past year. Members will vote in new directors and officers to the Board.

At 7 pm, after the meeting, City of Rockville Horticulturalist Rob Orndorff will provide an illustrated presentation of the mansion’s grounds, followed by tours of its beautiful gardens. Learn about how the city has maintained the grounds around Glenview Mansion since the City bought it,  as well as what it looked like during the Bowie and Lyons periods of ownership.

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Peerless Rockville Board of Director Nominations

Peerless-Logo-new-smallThe Nominating Committee, chaired by boardmember Nancee Simonson, recommends the following new officers for service on the Board of Directors. Additional written nominations may be filed any time through June 9. The election will be held at the 2017 Peerless Rockville Annual Meeting on June 8 at 6:30 pm at Glenview Mansion.

For election to a new one-year term as Officer, July 2017-June 2018:

Vice President: Harry Pskowski, a Rockville Attorney and Peerless member for nearly 30 years; Peerless Treasurer 2012 – 2016.

For election to a new two-year term as Officer, July 2017-June 2019:

Secretary: Hannelore B. Quigley, a Marketing Director for Computer Intelligence Association in Potomac and a member of the board since 2015.

For reelection as Director, term to expire June 30, 2019:

Patricia Wolff, a lobbyist working for the American Farm Bureau Federation with an interest in advocacy and affection for Rockville; Board member since 2011, VP 2013-14, Pres 2014 – 2017.

Morgan Sullivan, a historic homeowner and preservation enthusiast; Boardmember since 2015.

Dave Hill, former Planning Commissioner and longtime Rockville resident; Boardmember 2004-2006, returned July 2016.

Remaining on the Board for the term ending in June 30, 2018:

Treasurer: Erin Mahony, a historic home owner in the West End, an estate planning and probate attorney who works in Rockville and has been on the board since 2011. Current treasurer.

Returning Directors: Paul Hillstrom, Patrice Lucid, Paul Newman

New Director to fill two vacancies on the Board, terms to expire June 30, 2019:

John Becker, a resident of Americana Centre since 2002, who understands that historic preservation is not only the physical preservation of buildings, objects, and documents, but also a important for conveying the history of Rockville’s past. John is an Independent energy contractor, Director at Americana Center Condominium Association, and member of the Rockville Environmental Commission.

Suzan Pitman, whose deep affection for history and geography education developed over her career as a public school teacher in Texas. Suzan has brought a wealth of community leadership experience with her from Texas, including work with the League of Women Voters and Community Development Advisory Committees. She currently serves her community as the president of the East Rockville Civic Association, and is employed by the American College of Dentists, a non-profit organization for dentists with a focus on ethics and leadership.

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