MAY 2nd, KHS MEETING, THE HISTORY OF ROCKVILLE PIKE: A 300 YEAR JOURNEY

We’re happy to welcome Eileen McGuckian, historian and President of Montgomery County Preservation (MPI), as she presents the story of a local road traveled, at some point in time, by everyone in Kensington. Using historic and contemporary photographs, she will present a slide
show tour of the Rockville Pike from its beginnings as a Native American path to the “Golden Mile” of the County.
We will meet in the Town Hall, Lower Level, at 7:00 p.m. for cookies,
conversation and coffee. Our program begins at 7:30.

When visiting the new NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE, be sure to see the Jones-Hall-Sims house. Built by freed slaves about 1875 in Jonesville (near Poolesville), this home was moved in pieces and reassembled for the museum through the actions of Scott Whipple, head of Montgomery Planning’s Historic Preservation section, and George McDaniel, who studied upper western Montgomery County black communities in the 1970s for Sugarloaf Regional Trails.

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