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Keynote: The 2019 Montgomery County History Conference

January 26, 2019


Each year in January, the Montgomery County Historical Society holds a day-long conference on various aspects of local history.  Upwards of 200 people attend this annual gathering, which has been held since 2007.  It is a great event for local history buffs and anyone interested in learning more about Maryland’s most populous jurisdiction.  From a 1900 population of about 30,000, the county now has more than 1 million inhabitants. Formerly homogeneous, it is today a vibrant multi-cultural mosaic of people from all over the globe.

I am greatly honored to have been asked to deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual conference, to be held at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, just off I-270.  Upwards of 200 people attend each year.  My topic will be coming to grips with Montgomery County’s antebellum and postbellum past and its relevance to today. Or, as the web site says: This year’s conference will open with former Washington Post writer Eugene Meyer providing a provocative talk, “Postbellum Montgomery: Coming to Terms with our Southern Past.” The time: 9:15-10:30.

To learn more about the conference and to register, click here.


January 26, 2019


Montgomery County Historical Society
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