Historic Medley District, Inc.

Historic Medley District, Inc. Historic Medley was founded in 1974 to promote the conservation of buildings, structures, objects and spaces that contribute to the historic character of the area; the development and implementation of plans for preserving and using these resources;
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Montgomery County has a proud historical heritage that began more than 300 years ago with the arrival of settlers from E...
04/17/2018
Then & Now

Montgomery County has a proud historical heritage that began more than 300 years ago with the arrival of settlers from England, Ireland and Wales. The county is fortunate to have organizations that are actively working to preserve, promote and impart historical information and resources. Here is the Montgomery County government page with links to these organizations:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/resident/then_now.html

Pop-Up Exhibit: “Tap Into History: A Century of Typewriters” on April 12!Have you ever used an old-fashioned typewri...
04/11/2018

Pop-Up Exhibit: “Tap Into History: A Century of Typewriters” on April 12!

Have you ever used an old-fashioned typewriter? In honor of National Library Week and the NEA Big Read, Montgomery History is partnering with Montgomery County Public Libraries to host a return of its all-time favorite pop-up exhibit “Tap into History: A Century of Typewriters”. This pop-up exhibit will be displayed at the Beall-Dawson Museum with free admission on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Typewriters from the early to mid-twentieth century will be available for people of all ages to use and explore. Everyone is encouraged to type up a memory or message that can be shared. Stop by and see for them yourself. Ding! Carriage return.

Location: Montgomery History is located in the Beall-Dawson Historical Park in downtown Rockville, where you can find our research library, both museums, administrative office, and museum shop. A small parking lot (including designated handicapped parking) for the campus is located on Middle Lane, between the Beall-Dawson Museum and the Library.

Beall-Dawson Museum
Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine
Museum Shop
103 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 762-1492

Historic Medley District, Inc.
09/09/2016
USS Constellation, constructed in 1854, is a sloop-of-war/corvette and the second United States Navy ship to carry the n...
05/04/2016

USS Constellation, constructed in 1854, is a sloop-of-war/corvette and the second United States Navy ship to carry the name. Constellation is the last sail-only warship designed and built by the Navy. She is actually larger than a "sloop", and more powerfully armed with fewer but much more potent shell-firing guns. She was launched on 26 August 1854 and commissioned on 28 July 1855. From 1859–1861 she took part in African Slave Trade Patrol operations to disrupt the Atlantic slave trade. Constellation spent much of the war as a deterrent to Confederate cruisers and commerce raiders in the Mediterranean Sea. She remained in service for close to a century before finally being retired in 1954, and is preserved as a museum ship in Baltimore, Maryland, where she remains today. Come to "Poolesville in History Day" THIS SATURDAY MAY 7th and meet the ship's crew of the USS Constellation. 9:30 to 4:00 pm

At "Poolesville in History Day" There will be a tribute to our African American heritage by Phymeon Lyles as she interpr...
05/03/2016

At "Poolesville in History Day" There will be a tribute to our African American heritage by Phymeon Lyles as she interprets the proud history and culture of the Sugarland Community of old. THIS SATURDAY, MAY 7th 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Help support our "Poolesville In History" day by making a contribution to HMD at this link:  https://www.gofundme.com/2y...
05/02/2016
Click here to support Historic Medley Capital Campaign by Sharon Bauer

Help support our "Poolesville In History" day by making a contribution to HMD at this link: https://www.gofundme.com/2ye2vjwk?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_link_t&utm_campaign=welcome

Historic Medley District, Inc. (HMD) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit established by up-county residents in 1974 to restore, preserve, maintain, and teach appreciation of buildings, sites, and open spaces in the nothwestern area of Montgomery County, Maryland. This area is located within the county's Ag...

04/23/2016

History Question #2:
Senator/Colonel Edward Baker was killed in the Battle of Balls Buff. Which Poolesville building was his body brought back to from the battle? Bonus: Who was his BBF?

Answer to History Question#1: Poolesville’s telegraph line carried the war news to Washington, DC. The New York, Philadelphia, and Boston newspapers datelined the report as coming from Poolesville. That dateline made us globally famous in the mid-1800s.

Much more to learn: Come to Poolesville in History Day, May 7, 9:30 a.m. – 4:p.m. at Whalen Commons and the center of town. The role of Poolesville in the Battle of Balls Bluff will be presented by expert guides from the Balls Bluff National Park. The Old Town Hall/ Bank Museum will host lectures on Poolesville in the Civil War from 10:20 and 2:00 p.m.

08/20/2015

Maureen O'Connell for more information.

Some pictures from the Poolesville Day parade last Saturday
09/25/2014

Some pictures from the Poolesville Day parade last Saturday

Our website is back up and running!  Visit us at http://www.historicmedley.org  You can make a donation online using Pay...
09/19/2014
www.historicmedley.org

Our website is back up and running! Visit us at http://www.historicmedley.org You can make a donation online using PayPal. Please be sure to visit us tomorrow on Poolesville Day!
~See the 2014 Photo Contest entries and winners
~Stone Mill Forgery Blacksmith demonstration
~Col. Elijah White’s 35th Virginia Cavalry Confederate Re-Enactment - 13 horsemen in historical uniforms will be with HMD in the parade and encamped at John Poole House

08/01/2014

It's not too late! The deadline for our annual photo contest ("Architecture in the Ag Reserve" is the theme this year) has been extended until September 1st. We need more entries for a good show, so drop off yours in the box on the back of the John Poole House this month!

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HERITAGE DAYS! Today and tomorrow from noon to 4 pm.  Countywide tour of our history with 40 historica...
06/28/2014
Heritage Montgomery | Hm! History where you least expect it!

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HERITAGE DAYS! Today and tomorrow from noon to 4 pm. Countywide tour of our history with 40 historical, educational, entertaining and fun-filled sites for the whole family. Our local sites are the John Poole House, the Bank Museum, Seneca Schoolhouse, Sugarland's St. Paul Community Church, Edward's Ferry C&O Lockhouse, the Boyds Negro School, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, White's Ferry, Hyattstown Mill Art Project, and the Warren Church and Historic Site www.heritagemontgomery.org

Visit the 93,000 acre Agricultural Reserve and find rural roads and landscapes looking much as they did in the 19th and early 20th centuries with historic sites, weathered barns, pick-your-own farms, and antique stores dotting the rolling landscape.

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19923 Fisher Ave
Poolesville, MD
20837

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