Peerless Offices Closed on July 3

4th-of-July-Parade

1890s parade on Montgomery Avenue (from the Charles Brewer Collection, part of Peerless Rockville’s Collection).

Happy 4th of July from Peerless Rockville!

In honor of Independence Day, Peerless Rockville will be closed on July 3, 2015.

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Heritage Days Bike Tour Cancelled

15143-illustration-of-a-stormy-cloud-with-light-rain-pvDue to stormy weather forecast for tomorrow, Peerless Rockville and the Rockville Bike Advisory Committee have decided to cancel the bike tour of historic sites.

We hope to reschedule this event for later in the summer or fall!

Weather permitting, walking tours of the Courthouse Square Historic District will still depart from the Red Brick Courthouse at 11 am and 1 pm.

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Frieda’s Cottage – Available to Rent July 1st

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Historic Frieda’s Cottage, home and office of Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann when she practiced at Chestnut Lodge, and now a charming cottage home convenient to Rockville Town Center, Metro, I-270, and Rockville Pike will be available to rent starting July 1st.

Click here for more information.

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Join Peerless for a Bike Tour and Walking Tours on June 27th

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Bike tour will include Wire Hardware Store (Photo by Dean Evangelista)

On June 27, join Peerless Rockville and volunteers from the Rockville Bike Advisory Committee for a bike tour of Rockville historical sites. Leaving from the Red Brick Courthouse at 10 am, the tour will visit sites such as St. Mary’s Cemetery, the Beall-Dawson House, and Rockville Cemetery. Riders must wear helmets, bring water bottles, and have bikes in good working order! All skill levels welcome but riders should be age 10 or over. RSVP to info@peerlessrockville.org or 301-762-0096 by June 20th!

Walking tours of the Courthouse Square Historic District will depart from the Red Brick Courthouse at 11 am and 1 pm. (No need to RSVP!)

This event is part of Heritage Montgomery’s Heritage Days. FREE.

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Modernism Training, May 12 7-9 pm

Peerless Rockville is proud to co-host with the City of Rockville and City of Gaithersburg Historic District Commissions and Montgomery Preservation Inc.:

Skill Session: Modernism for Maryland’s Historic Preservation Commissions

Mid-century modern places represent a boom time in American building and architecture, and embody the stories of the generations who lived through our modern century—from the World Wars to the computer age. Yet in Maryland, people often fail to appreciate the significance of modern resources.

Commissioners are in a position of influence and can take action to preserve these resources; however, they can’t do so effectively without having a firm understanding of modernism in Maryland: when it started, where it’s found, and what it looks like. Commissioners also need to understand the common objections against preserving mid-century modern and how to respond to them confidently. Only then can they start applying a number of strategies to save these resources.

At the end of the Skill Session, the participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the mid-century built environment historic context in Maryland
  • Defend the preservation of mid-century resources in their communities
  • Actively promote preservation of the period’s resources using a variety of strategies

Who should attend

Historic preservation commissioners, city and county staff, elected officials, and all who interested in advocating for the preservation of Maryland’s mid-20th century resources.

Where

Red Brick Courthouse, Grand Courtroom, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville, MD 20850

When

Tuesday, May 12, 7-9 PM

Click here to purchase tickets ($20).

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