Confederate Statue Moving This Weekend

The Confederate Statue in its current location.

The controversial Confederate Veterans monument currently situated on the east lawn of the Red Brick Courthouse will soon be moving to a new home. The monument has been in its present site since 1971 (and was formerly located in the Rockville downtown from 1913).

Ownership of the monument has been transferred to White’s Ferry, Inc., a company that ferries vehicles between White’s Ferry, Montgomery County and the Virginia side of the Potomac River.  Ferry operations there date back to 1782.

Montgomery County has contracted with a private consultant to relocate the granite and bronze monument. Peerless has learned that the move from Rockville to private property at White’s Ferry is scheduled for this weekend.

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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: Revealing Her Life As a Visual Artist

Thursday, August 10, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Glenview Mansion
Free
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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
Free!

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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

Image courtesy of the City of Rockville

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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