About the Collections

Since 1974, Peerless Rockville has assembled information and objects that evoke the development of Rockville as a community and as the seat of Montgomery County. Initially collecting for its historic preservation activities, Peerless now utilizes these resources to educate, interpret historic sites, present exhibits, protect and preserve Rockville’s historic places, provide hands-on preservation/conservation opportunities, and to make the resources accessible to the public of all ages and interests.

The Peerless Rockville Collections is comprised of an Archives and Museum Collection.  The archives consist of unpublished manuscripts, maps, family and business papers, oral histories and graphic arts.  The Museum Collection contains more than 7,500 objects dating from pre-Colonial times to the present and includes photographs, books, decorative and fine arts, archeological artifacts, and historical memorabilia.

The Collections’ strengths include building histories, photographs, maps, oral histories, black history, cemeteries, and the evolution of local government.