Our gardening conference focuses on helping you create and maintain sustainable gardens to enjoy now and for years to come. This day-long event is open to the public and offers multiple presentations by Master Gardeners. Your registration includes a continental breakfast, a delicious bag lunch, raffle prizes, networking with other gardeners, and answers to your gardening questions.
• Deer and Your Landscape
• Wildlife Friendly Gardens – From Balconies to Large Gardens
• Vegetable Gardens of the Future
• Gardening with Natives and Guilt Free Non-Natives
• Make (and take home) a Container Herb Garden
Join historian Anthony Cohen for a lecture and preview of the upcoming book Great Escapes: Journeys on Maryland’s Underground Railroad.
A project of The Menare Foundation, Inc. and Heritage Montgomery, the book explores the people, places and social forces that created a pathway to freedom, forged by self-emancipating slaves and their allies from the 1830s to the brink of the Civil War. Q&A session to follow presentation.
This event, sponsored by Friends of the Library Rockville Memorial Chapter, is free and open to the public.
Author Jenny Masur (formerly National Capitol Region Manager for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom) presents stories from her new book of unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad who lived and worked around Washington, D.C. Men and women, black and white, operatives and freedom seekers—all demonstrated courage, resourcefulness and initiative. Learn about Montgomery County and Rockville stories of flights to freedom on the UGRR.
Presented in association with Peerless Rockville’s new exhibit, Forging Freedom: Endurance, Escape, and Rockville’s Underground Railroad. Come learn about the brave fugitives who fled slavery in Rockville, the abolitionist network that helped, and the endurance of the enslaved community.
Open Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm in the Historic Red Brick Courthouse, 29 Courthouse Sq, Rockville, MD 20850
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will host the program, Maximizing a Journey to One’s Roots presented by Tony Hausner, at B’nai Israel Congregation (6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD) on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Activities begin at 1:00 PM including consultations with our genealogy “mavens” followed by the program beginning at 1:30 PM.
In this presentation, Tony will describe how his Jewish genealogy research laid the foundation for his travels to towns in Eastern Europe where his and his wife’s families lived over the past four centuries, as well as travel to his birthplace of England. The pre-travel research process enabled him to maximize the results of his travels. He will also describe the many dimensions of his experiences in visiting all of these places and his experiences with the guides that he used. Finally, he will discuss the several lessons he learned on steps that can improve one’s genealogy experiences. He says, “There were many things I wish I had done on my travels that would have made the trip even more useful.”
Tony has a Ph.D. in Social/Community Psychology from the University of Kentucky. He worked for 26 years for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on research and policy projects. He played a leadership role in 11 town research groups, particularly Skala Podolskaya in Eastern Galicia, where his mother was born. He spent several weeks as part of three trips traveling to Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Great Britain, visiting all of these ancestral places and other relevant places. He has published articles on these trips and has given several talks about the trips and other topics relevant to Jewish genealogy.
JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may attend open events, but not those that are members-only, for a fee of $5 which will be applied toward JGSGW membership if the
guest joins at the same event. Attendees who require personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring an assistant at no charge.
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping people discover, document and share their family history.
Join us for this discussion on how the military combats wound infections today compared to past wars. And learn how the problem of multidrug-resistant bacteria is changing the game in the fight against bacterial infections.
Speaker: Daniel Zurawski, Ph.D., Chief of Pathogenesis and Virulence for the Bacterial Disease Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
This event is free! For more information call (301) 319-3303 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/173910460584528/.
Long before Pride parades and Supreme Court arguments over Marriage Equality, LGBTQ+ people have been part of the fabric of American life. In this program by Dr. Christopher Mielke and local historian Ron Padrón, we will look at the hidden queer history of colonial America and the young Republic. Through documented histories of queer and gender non-conforming individuals, our speakers will cover the evolution of gender and sexuality in the mid-Atlantic over three centuries, and challenges face by Revolutionary War generals, African American schoolteachers and female husbands, among others.
Our lunchtime lecture series, Tuesday Talks, covers various aspects of local history. The programs begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. with seating ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
“The Path To Leadership: Montgomery County Women, Women’s Clubs, and Suffrage”
Speaker: Claire McDonald
Tuesday, March 3
12 pm – 1 pm
Kick off Women’s History Month with our March Tuesday Talk!
For women of Montgomery County, like women throughout the country, their paths to leadership and politics were not direct ones. Achieving political clout and influence in the county and beyond took decades of hard work and persistence. Much of this work began with the fight for the right to vote. This presentation—offered on the 107th anniversary of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession in DC—explores women’s suffrage in the county and its relationship to the growing network of women’s clubs from the late nineteenth century through the early 1930s. Presenter Claire McDonald will also highlight the lives and contributions of three local women. The presentation will coincide with a new two-part online exhibition about women’s paths to leadership in the county.
Tuesday Talks are always free and open to the public! For more information, visit our website, www.MontgomeryHistory.org, or contact us at 301-340-2825.
Celebrate International Women’s Day with
A Conversation with Taylor Lustig
Yes She Can
Wednesday, March 4
6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Conversation
Return to President Obama’s White House in this New York Times bestselling anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined his administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference.
Taylor Lustig served in the White House from age twenty-two to age twenty-six, most recently as a Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, part of the Domestic Policy Council. Lustig is currently a Manager of Government and External Affairs at PepsiCo.
“There is nothing more powerful than an army of young women and their combined voices. Smart and sharply written, this is an excellent guide to the how and why of a life of public service.” —Amy Poehler, creator of Smart Girls.