Remarkable Montgomery: Untold Stories
Montgomery Parks and Planning’s Historic Markers Program
Montgomery Planning’s Historic Preservation Office has initiated “Remarkable Montgomery: Untold Stories,” an ongoing project to install historic markers around the county that highlight underrepresented topics in local history.
Both Montgomery Planning and Montgomery Parks will be installing “Remarkable Montgomery: Untold Stories” markers throughout the county in a shared effort to bring greater recognition to people, places, and events with significant histories that we have undervalued in the past. The markers, which offer more flexibility than a formal designation on Montgomery County’s Master Plan for Historic Preservation, tell stories of people and places that shaped our communities, even where physical evidence of those histories may no longer exist.
Focused on Equity
The Historic Preservation Office is committed to enacting Montgomery Planning’s Equity Agenda for Planning. In part, this includes acknowledging that the practice of historic preservation has long overlooked histories and historic sites related to non-dominant groups. To begin to address this imbalance, the marker program will bring forward histories tied to county residents’ struggles for racial and social justice and the stories of people who broke the boundaries of their times.
Markers Currently in Production
- Lavinia Engle
- Elsie Sewell Horad and Romeo W. Horad, Sr.
- Commonwealth Farm
- Beltway March for Fair Housing
A Pioneering Woman Suffragist: Lavinia Engle
Forest Glen Neighborhood Park
“Out of the Home Will Come the Citizen”: Elsie S. Horad & Romeo W. Horad, Sr.
Wheaton Veterans Urban Park
The Commonwealth Farm: “Everything We Put Our Hand to Prospered”
Peachwood Neighborhood Park
Beltway March of 1966: A Call for Housing Justice
Forest Glen Metro Station