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Education and Outreach

The Historic Preservation Office educates residents about the historic preservation process and provides outreach to other organizations that celebrate and share our County’s rich history. These responsibilities include administration of the Historic Preservation Commission Grant Fund, production of the quarterly Preservationist newsletter, creation of educational brochures and coordination of annual heritage events within Montgomery County. M-NCPPC owns several historic sites that are currently open to the public, often through partnerships with non-profit groups. The Historic Preservation Office provides cultural interpretation of these resources in the County and communicates their history to the public.

  • About Us
    Learn about the history and responsibilities of the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission and the Montgomery County Planning Department's Historic Preservation Office.
  • Agricultural Reserve Map Purchase Sites
    The August 4, 2005 issue of the Washington Post featured the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve Map celebrating the County's agricultural heritage. Production of the map was sponsored in part by a grant from the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission, and the map continues to be popular. Copies can still be purchased at select sites in Poolesville, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Derwood, Germantown and Bethesda.
  • Archaeology Summer Workshops and Field Schools
    M-NCPPC, Montgomery County offers children and adults the opportunity to participate in the rewarding experience of discovering our human past through archaeology. Participants in our summer workshops and field schools work side-by-side with the Park & Planning Archaeologists.
  • Heritage Events in Montgomery County
    Review a calendar of heritage events in Montgomery County for the remainder of the year. Be sure to enjoy such annual celebrations as Heritage Days and Magical Montgomery. Be sure to visit the Historic Preservation Office at our informational booth during the Happy Birthday, Montgomery County celebration. Join us on September 9th from 2-5 pm at the Beall-Dawson House, 103 West Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, Maryland. See you there!
  • Historic Markers Inventory
    Historic Markers have been placed at numerous historic sites within the Montgomery County Parks system to educate visitors on our County's rich history. View a list of marker locations and the sites that they recognize.
  • Historic Resources in Montgomery County Parks
    M-NCPPC owns several historic sites that are currently open to the public (some with limited access), often through partnerships with non-profit groups. View links to these sites to obtain visitor information and history.
  • Links to Outside Organizations
    Web sites of community, County, state and national organizations that specialize in historic preservation, history and heritage. Check our list.
  • Montgomery County Cemetery Inventory
    The Montgomery County Cemetery Inventory project has been an ongoing effort by Peerless Rockville, Historic Takoma, and the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites to identify and document the county’s numerous burial grounds. Survey forms are available online for each cemetery included in the project.
  • Recommended Reading
    There are numerous resources available to assist you in researching the history of Montgomery County. Listed on this page are books that you may find helpful. Enjoy a visit to the library of the Montgomery County Historical Society or the public library in your community to further research our historic County.
  • Volunteer in Preservation and Archaeology
    Learn about opportunities to share Montgomery County's heritage with others as a historic house museum docent or an archaeological helper. Historic sites come alive through interpretation by docents, and volunteers are needed in the laboratory to wash, analyze, catalog, conserve, mend, and photograph archeological finds. High school students may be interested in the award-winning Archaeology Club, in existence since 1984.