Film Screening of Community Cornerstones: African American Communities in Montgomery County, MD
February 8, 2018
Between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, 40 African American churches were constructed in Montgomery County. In these cornerstones of their communities, generations of black families created their own spiritual, social and educational opportunities.
This 60-minute documentary video, produced by Heritage Montgomery, features five of these historic church communities, including reminiscences by church elders whose words explain how these communities developed, illustrate life in segregated times, and convey their pride in the accomplishments of their ancestors. The music and choirs associated with each featured church, an integral piece of the African American experience, play a part in this project and their performances are highlighted.
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The City of Rockville is asking for public help naming the future park located at 500 W. Montgomery Ave, the former site of the historic Woodlawn Hotel and Chestnut Lodge. Read more about the history of Chestnut Lodge here. As … Continue reading
Rockville: Portrait of City
Thursday, December 14 7 pm
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An illustrated journey by Eileen McGuckian in 60 minutes through time presenting Rockville’s evolution from a small colonial crossroads village to today’s vibrant city, a center of commerce, and our home town.
Eileen McGuckian is the author of six books on Rockville history. After a quarter century as executive director of Peerless Rockville, she continues to research local history and advocate for preservation of historic places.
Signed copies of “Portrait of a City” will be available for purchase.
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Presentation at 7 pm; come earlier to browse Peerless’ historic and Rockville-themed gift shop for holiday presents and tour the decorated mansion!
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On November 3, Peerless celebrated wonderful achievement in Rockville with our 38th Annual Awards. Michael Bobbitt, the Carey Smith Trio, and costumed actors from Rockville Little Theatre helped us bring Old Hollywood to life at Glenview mansion for a glamorous … Continue reading
The office will be closed on Friday, November 10 for Veterans Day. We’ll be open again on Monday! Peerless Rockville salutes all who have served their country.