New Rockville Heritage Map and Black History Month Exhibits

heritagemapcoverPeerless Rockville is pleased to announce the publication of our heritage map highlighting Rockville’s historic places.
Copies are available in our office. Pick up yours and explore all the wonderful heritage sites our city offers. This project was made possible by funding from Heritage Montgomery, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, and Montgomery County Government. Click here to view the map as a .pdf

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This month, Peerless Rockville has installed two exhibits at local libraries.

At Rockville Memorial Library, learn about the struggle for black education in Rockville in the nineteenth century. Before free public education existed in the state of Maryland, black families in Rockville raised their own funds for school buildings and teacher salaries. View historical documents on their efforts and the challenges they faced in the 1800s.

Ann Maria Weems

Ann Maria Weems

At the Quince Orchard Library, Peerless partnered with Montgomery Parks for an exhibit on the Underground Railroad, including the story of Rockville’s Ann Maria Weems and artifacts from the Josiah Henson Park, the plantation where Reverend Josiah Henson was enslaved. Henson’s 1849 autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

 

Library locations:

Rockville Memorial Library
21 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850

Quince Orchard Library
15831 Quince Orchard Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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