History Conversations: "Marriotts & Motor Cars: Made for Each Other"

Stay connected from home with “History Conversations,” periodic virtual lectures from our talented corps of speakers covering a wide variety of local history topics. Each lecture is livestreamed via Zoom and then posted to our website for a week.

“Marriotts & Motor Cars: Made for Each Other”
with Katie Dishman
Tuesday, September 15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Learn about a well-known hotel company, Marriott International, and its origins as an A&W Root Beer stand in Washington, D.C. in 1927.  Marriott’s Corporate Archivist will explore the history of the company and its integral connection with cars. Not only did the stands, named Hot Shoppes, expand because of their drive-ins, but the lodging business began as motor hotels at the advent of the Interstate Highway System.  Highlights from the history of the company and its growth, including its move to Bethesda in 1955, will be featured.

Visit https://montgomeryhistory.org/mhconnected/watch/ for the link to register for the Zoom session. Please note that the Zoom sessions are limited to 100 participants, so if you want to ensure your spot make sure to register in advance! If you have further questions about accessing the conversation via Zoom, please contact Matt Gagle, Director of Programs, at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org.

Tuesday, September 15 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Educational, History & Heritage


Educational, History



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