Emancipation to Integration Kick-Off at Rockville Memorial Library

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This spring, Peerless Rockville celebrates the fight for educational equality in Rockville with a multi-part series. Join us as we highlight the efforts of the local African-American community to secure quality educational opportunities for their children from after emancipation, through the challenges of separate and unequal segregated schools, and the experiences of desegregation following Brown vs. Board. February 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of a petition from 20 Rockville men pledging to fund a school and teacher to educate black children in 1867.  Learn about these brave men and early efforts in black education with an exhibit opening and reception at Rockville Memorial Library, Friday, February 24th at 7 pm.

The 1867 petition occurred only a few years after emancipation under the new State Constitution of 1864 that freed slaves throughout Maryland. What did emancipation actually mean for the newly freed slaves? Morgan State University Professor David Taft Terry, Ph.D, will explain the changes, challenges, and opportunities emancipation brought to daily life in Maryland.

Free event!
Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at Eventbrite.

Click here to view the upcoming schedule of events in this series.

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Leaving a Legacy: Estate Planning & Charitable Giving

Saturday, February 11, 2017
9:30 am – 11:30 am 

Free

King Farm Community Center
300 Saddle Ridge Circle
Rockville, MD 20850

Join Peerless Rockville and local financial and estate planners to learn how you can support your favorite non-profits now and in the future through estate planning. This program will provide estate and tax planning techniques to plan for your heirs and support causes and charities in ways that maximize your gift, minimize tax, and fulfill your wishes. Through planned giving, you can continue to support the causes and organizations you value into the future.

Light Refreshments Provided.

Reserve your seat via Eventbrite.

Topics to include:

  • avoiding or reducing estate and inheritance taxes
  • lifetime gifts to charity vs. gifts at death
  • advantages of gifts of appreciated property
  • making a gift from your IRA
  • charitable gift annuities
  • gifts to charity in trust
  • gifts of partial and remainder interests
  • impact of anticipated tax reform

Presenters:

W. Thomas Curtis, EA, CFP

Accountant and Financial Planner with 45 years of experience in taxation, estates, and trusts. Retired chair of the planned giving unit at George Washington University.

Harold W. Pskowski, J.D., LL.M

Estate Planner and tax attorney; former editor of the Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal (Bloomberg BNA); author of articles and books on tax and estate planning; current Peerless Rockville Board.

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Register for the Montgomery History Conference


Montgomery History Conference
Saturday, January 28
Montgomery College
This year’s conference includes a personal story of a Montgomery County man’s service in World War I, breakout sessions featuring such varied topics as the architectural history of the Jewish community, the unique Warren Historic Site, Latino immigration, archaeological work at Oakley Cabin, the pivotal election of 1962, and a retrospective of historic preservation efforts. “History Gems” features distinctive artifacts from five local museums, and “History Tools” on preservation techniques for local burial sites. The final session on WHFS 102.3 FM has documentary clips and a panel discussion of the legendary radio station.
Early registration (before January 6) for discounted admission! Click here to register.
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Peerless Rockville Closed for New Year’s Holiday

The Peerless Rockville office will be closed on Friday, December 30 and Monday, January 2. We wish everyone a happy New Year!

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This Giving Season – Support Peerless Rockville!

 

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You Are.

Your support of Peerless Rockville is a direct investment in the community. Every donation from members and supporters enables us to advocate for the preservation of the places that represent Rockville’s historic character; create educational programs on the peerless people and events that contribute to Rockville’s evolving identity; and maintain our library and archival collections of Rockville heritage.

 We all benefit from keeping the past a part of our present. Preserving Rockville’s heritage provides current and future generations with knowledge of who and what came before, and enriches our City’s culture, community, and identity.

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Please make a tax-deductible end of the year donation today.

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