Happy Birthday Montgomery County! An Annual Celebration

CELEBRATE MONTGOMERY COUNTY’s 236th Birthday! 9/9/2012 Montgomery County turns 236 years old in September. Scouts and their families can celebrate the birthday in style at the Montgomery County Historical Society’s annual party, with crafts, games, music, lectures, tours, re-enactors, kid-friendly archaeology, and birthday cake. The free, family-friendly party is always a great time and is a great way for the whole family to learn more about the history of our community. The party is at the The Beall-Dawson Historical Park, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, on Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. This event can also give a Scout armed with a camera a great start on requirement 8 of the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge, which is required for Eagle: 8. Develop a public presentation (such as a video, slide show, speech, digital presentation, or photo exhibit) about important and unique aspects of your community. Include information about the history, cultures, and ethnic groups of your community; its best features and popular places where people gather; and the challenges it faces. See http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/HBMC Montgomery County, Maryland was created on September 6, 1776. Each year the Historical Society, joined by many other historical and cultural groups from around the area, celebrates the founding of the county with a FREE birthday party! Join us on Sunday, September 9, 2012 as we wish Montgomery County a happy 236th birthday! Where: The Beall-Dawson Historical Park, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville When: 2 to 5 p.m. Who: You! What: Exhibits, reenactors, games, crafts, lectures, music, and more! Featured activities: Meet Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet, Miss Edith Stonestreet and Miss Margaret Beall (as portrayed by reenactors). Try your hand at kid-friendly archaeology, and learn to play some 19th century games. Tour the historic Beall-Dawson House, and check out our exhibit on Montgomery County women during the Civil War. How to get here: Directions to the Beall-Dawson Historical Park can be found here. We are a few blocks west of the Rockville Metro Station. Event parking is available on neighborhood streets, in nearby lots on Middle Lane or Wood Lane, or in the pay lots in the Rockville Town Center. (Handicapped parking is available at our site.)


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