2021 Montgomery County History Conference

Join Montgomery History from January 19-29, 2022 for the 16th annual Montgomery County History Conference! This year the conference will take place in a hybrid format over eleven days, offering myriad opportunities to take part online and in-person, including three keynote sessions, twelve breakout sessions, a movie screening, and a Trivia Night! 

Never before has an understanding of our past been as important to making sense of the present. 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. As always, the keynote presentations will cover the breadth of our collective history. This year we will feature an exploration of Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, the county’s namesake; a remembrance of Rachel Carson, who helped to launch the modern environmental movement, upon the 60th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring; and Steve Roberts’ reflections on his wife, Cokie, and her love of history and commitment to Montgomery County at a special in-person Friday night keynote on January 28 at the Montgomery College campus in Rockville, MD. We will end the conference 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, rustic roads, and much more! A special session with Spanish translation will celebrate Montgomery College’s 75th anniversary. 


Contact Director of Programs Matt Gagle at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org for more information or with questions. 

Saturday, January 29 at 9:30am to 5:00pm

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