Historic Medley District kicks off their Speaker Series this February with a talk by Tony Cohen of the Button Farm Living History Center.
Cohen's talk, “The Lynching of George Peck,“ will address a lynching that occurred in Poolesville on January 10, 1880. The life of Peck, a local laborer accused of assaulting a young white girl, will be examined along with the details of his arrest, abduction, and murder at the hands of a mob. The presentation will feature images of the people, places, and artifacts from this long-overlooked chapter of Montgomery County history. Attendees will have the option to join Cohen (after the talk, weather permitting) on a short walk to the site of the lynching, in the center of town.
Free to HMD members.
$5 donation suggested at the door for non-members
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Old Town Hall 19933 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837