Nominations for the 37th Annual Peerless Rockville Awards are now open! Award winners will be recognized November 18 at Glenview Mansion.
Peerless is honoring the best of today and looking back to 1966 as we celebrate the 37th Annual Peerless Awards and the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act!
Downtown Rockville in the 60s.
Join us for a night of celebration, music, hors d’oeuvres and beverages as we honor projects of excellence in Rockville.
Follow these links to nominate a project, purchase tickets, sponsor a winner, donate an item to our silent auction, and see last year’s winners
2015 Winner – The Judicial Annex was recognized for New Construction, Compatible Addition, Sustainable Design, and Landscape Design
You Don’t Have to Be an Expert: Genealogical Research and Linking Common Ancestors Through Photos
Saturday, July 30, 2016 10 am
Grand Courtroom of the Red Brick Courthouse
Free to Peerless Members, $5 to Non-Members
Learn about using technology to research your family and analyze family photos. This presentation will highlight free on-line genealogical tools and trial versions of photo software for analyzing historic photos, presented by a researcher who has used these resources to trace seven generations of her Rockville family. A comprehensive list of free resources will be provided. RSVP today at 301-762-0096 or firstname.lastname@example.org or via Eventbrite.
Peerless Rockville thanks Heritage Montgomery for recently received
grant funds that have enabled us to digitize Urban Renewal records, purchase a handheld scanner to digitize over-sized documents and artifacts, a portable screen for upcoming programs, and two new light-weight microphones for walking tours (including our recent Heritage Days walking tours).
This project has been financed in part with funds from Heritage Montgomery and Montgomery County Government and in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
Heritage Days: Saturday, June 25
Walking Tours: 11 am, 1 pm
On Saturday, June 25, Peerless will be hosting a special open house at the Red Brick Courthouse from 10 am to 4 pm. Walking tours of historic Rockville will depart at 11 am and 1 pm. Inside, view a special exhibition of some of Peerless Rockville’s historic collections, including artifacts from Hungerford’s Tavern. Items and pictures in this collection are rarely on exhibit and include objects you can touch!
On Tuesday, June 21, The Montgomery County Council will discuss potential sites for the relocation of the Shady Grove Bus Depot, which include the Carver Educational Services building, a designated local historic district, and a Westmore Avenue site near Lincoln Park.
To view the agenda, click here.