16th Annual ‘Montgomery History Conference’

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16th Annual ‘Montgomery History Conference’


Montgomery History will hold its 16th Annual “Montgomery History Conference” in a hybrid format Jan. 19-29. Over 11 days, the conference will offer a myriad of opportunities to take part online and in-person. There will be three keynote sessions, 12 breakout sessions, a movie screening and a trivia night.

The 2022 History Conference, organized by Montgomery History in partnership with leading businesses, philanthropies, agencies and organizations, will bring history to life with exciting topics and fresh voices. The keynote presentations will cover the breadth of collective history.

This year’s conference will feature an exploration of Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, the County's namesake, and a remembrance of Rachel Carson, who helped to launch the modern environmental movement, upon the 60th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring.

On Friday night, Jan. 28, Steve Roberts will offer reflections on his late wife and journalist, Cokie, and her love of history and commitment to Montgomery County. The special in-person keynote event will be at the Montgomery College campus in Rockville.

The conference will end with a special showing of Finding Fellowship, an inspirational film by Jason Green that documents the healing power of community and reconciliation that took place in 1968 in Quince Orchard.

Breakout sessions will cover such topics as the Underground Railroad, archaeology, suburban growth in the 1980s, the history of the Potomac community, the Shady Grove Music Fair and rustic roads. A special session with Spanish translation will celebrate Montgomery College's 75th anniversary.

Registration for the conference starts at $25 and offers varying levels of access. Those levels include a $10 student access participation.

A full schedule, session descriptions and more information can be found on the Montgomery History website at https://montgomeryhistory.org/. Questions about the event can by sent to Matt Gagle at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org.


This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

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Comments (14)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - I have seen a couple of interviews with Steve Roberts where he has spoken about their dual-career marriage.  The "founding mothers" book which I read last year was also interesting to me.  

Jan 04, 2022 03:52 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I worry about the history we have learned and wonder if possibly the person conveying the history to us didn't tell us the whole truth, haha.

Jan 04, 2022 04:15 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Should be an interesting conference for those looking for more answers into the Montgomery beginnings.

Jan 04, 2022 04:23 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Reading a lot of non-fiction (according to the author) lately. Is it the real truth? People beg to differ. Enjoy your day.

Jan 04, 2022 04:42 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I have always thought of the old game telephone where you start off with one sentence and by the time you are done, it is completely different.  Everyone hears and sees things different.  It is good to hear from other's about what they think and feel happened back in the day or even yesterday.  Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!

Jan 04, 2022 04:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... this kind of event is right up my alley. I love history... and what's better than learning some about where you live?

Jan 04, 2022 05:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, bet history buffs from all points nearby will be interested in this event.

Jan 04, 2022 07:23 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have recently read that Shakespeare was a woman, and many other theories about who wrote it.    In French there is a saying that history is written by the winners of a war. History is gossip.  Does it matter?  A

Jan 04, 2022 07:44 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Roy! Sounds like a great conference for sure. Great idea

Jan 04, 2022 11:38 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I find it interesting that I hated history when in school, but love it today.  I hope the Montgomery History Conference is a success.

Jan 05, 2022 05:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Jan 06, 2022 05:57 AM