History

"Awake to Racism" by Joann Malone of Takoma Park

Takoma Park Author Reflects on 60 Years of Activism in New Memoir

Joann Malone, a former nun, wrote "Awake to Racism" during the pandemic.
Josiah Henson Museum in Bethesda

New Museum Tells Story of Former Slave and Freedom Fighter Rev. Josiah Henson

Josiah Henson Museum and Parks in Bethesda on the site of the former plantation where Henson was enslaved.
WTOP Transmitter Building in Wheaton Maryland

Transmitting in Style

Designed during the Golden Age of radio, the iconic WTOP transmitter building has both architectural and historical significance.
Local Teens Create a Mural Celebrating the Dentzel Carousel’s Centennial

Local Teens Create Mural to Celebrate Dentzel Carousel Centennial

The artwork, which recognizes the carousel's role in the civil rights movement, is collaboration between the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Future History Now.
Carol Trawick at Glen Echo Park's Dentzel Carousel

‘Round and ‘Round With Carol Trawick

The local philanthropist is a sponsor of the Dentzel Carousel’s 100th anniversary.
Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park

Whirlabout of Fun

Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel Carousel has turned a steady ride for 100 years.
Celebrate Black History Month Nationally and Locally

Black History Month Events Happening Online

Here's how local organizations and art institutions are celebrating Black History Month in 2021.
Cabin John Park’s antique firetruck has been doing birthday drive-bys during COVID-19

Cabin John Park’s Antique Firetruck Still Brightens Days

The 90-year-old Brockway engine shores ups the community by participating in special events, including birthday drive-bys.
Maryland suffragist Lavinia Margaret Engle

League of Women Voters of Montgomery County Celebrates 100 Years

LWVMC also shares a birthday year with the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

The Gold Mine Trail

Gold mining, a part of Montgomery County’s history, is rightfully preserved by the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.