Peerless Rockville 2015 Awards Winners


On November 20 at Glenview Mansion, Peerless Rockville will honor ten local projects that recognize and preserve Rockville’s heritage or contribute to and improve its modern identity.

Click here to view a list of winners, including efforts in historic preservation, environmental restoration, new construction, and educational outreach.

Tickets are going fast, but you can still join us and the Rockville Swing Band for catered hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine as we celebrate these impressive achievements. Click here to get your tickets today! Tickets will not be available at the door.

Unable to attend but want to support Peerless Rockville and our remarkable awardees? Click here to sponsor a winner and help them attend the ceremony.

We thank our wonderful event sponsors for their support!

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Confederate Statue Update: Relocation to Beall-Dawson


Montgomery County has filed a request for a certificate of approval from the City of Rockville Historic District Commission (HDC) to relocate the Confederate Veterans Statue to the Beall-Dawson Historical Park. This issue will be heard at the next HDC meeting on November 19 at 7:30 pm at Rockville City Hall. For further updates when available, visit the HDC website here.

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Save The Date! November 20



Tickets now available for our exciting event this fall! On the evening of November 20, Peerless Rockville returns to Glenview Mansion! Join us as we gather together with the Rockville Swing Band for a night of celebration, music, hors d’oeuvres, and adult beverages. We’ll also honor the recipients of our 36th annual Peerless Awards of Excellence that recognize residents, businesses, architects, and others whose work contributes to Rockville’s unique character.

Unable to attend our awards celebration but want to support Peerless Rockville and honor the work of winners who celebrate our heritage and improve our city? Sponsor an awardee by purchasing their ticket. Follow the link below and write “sponsor ticket” in the guest name field or call Peerless at 301-762-0096 and tell us you’d like to sponsor a winner.

(follow this link to sponsor more than one ticket!)

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Donate an item to our silent auction!

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October Events

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Fearless Legal Pioneer Vivian Simpson
Tuesday, October 20: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
MCCC Law Library

In the 1920s, Vivian Simpson (1903-1987) overcame discriminatory obstacles to become the first female attorney in Montgomery County. She practiced in Rockville until her retirement in 1980. Join Peerless Rockville and the Montgomery County Law Library to learn about this remarkable woman, view an exhibit on her life, and hear remembrances of her colleagues. Wine and cheese will be served. RSVP: or call 301-762-0096.

This event is free and open to all!


Old Baptist Cemetery Clean-Up
Saturday, October 24: 9 am – 12 pm
115 W. Jefferson St


Volunteers at the 2014 clean-up.

Join Peerless Rockville, volunteers from the Montgomery County Police Department and the community as we work together to clean up the Old Baptist Cemetery on Service Day. Volunteers will pick up trash and debris, clear ivy, and provide the care needed to keep this historic property a beautiful and meaningful part of our community. 9 am-12 pm. Dress for the weather and bring gloves. This activity has been pre-approved for Student Service Learning Hours, so bring your students! (Under 12 accepted with parent.)

In Search Of Ghosts Tour
October 30: 8 pm, 8:20 pm, 9 pm
115 W. Jefferson St

Get into the Halloween spirit at the Beall-Dawson House! Montgomery County has seen its fair share of murder, mayhem, and mysterious disappearances.

Peerless Rockville will partner with Montgomery County History for an evening of scintillating tales from beyond including the Headless Horseman, Herman Rabbit, the legend of Tommyknocker, and many more.

After the tour join us for refreshments and conversation with Karen Yaffe-Lottes and Dorothy Pugh, authors of In Search of Maryland Ghosts of Montgomery County, who will be on-site autographing books and answering questions about local lore.

Recommended for adults and children ages 12 and up.

Tours will begin at Peerless Rockville’s own historic Baptist Cemetery located at 115 West Jefferson Street in Rockville.

Tour times:
8:00 p.m.
8:20 p.m.
8:40 p.m.- SOLD OUT
9:00 p.m.

$10 for Montgomery History and Peerless Rockville members
$15 for non-members

Though reservations are not required, space on tours is limited and fill up fast. Click here to reserve your spot today.

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19th Annual Fitzgerald Literary Festival This Weekend

The 19th Annual Fitzgerald Literary Fest includes a bus tour of Fitzgerald Haunts with Eileen McGuckian sponsored by Peerless Rockville.

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