Help us to virtually share Rockville's history and heritage with the public

About the Project

Help Peerless Rockville share History@Home!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation closed our offices and exhibits in the Red Brick Courthouse on March 16, 2020. All March and April events have been postponed, including fascinating lectures on escapes on the Underground Railroad, women in Rockville’s history, and the archaeology of Josiah Henson Park.

The Peerless Rockville staff is working remotely to continue to serve the public in new and innovative ways and we need your help NOW to take our photographs, information, and archives digital. With your donations, we will work to transform selected parts of our massive collections of objects, maps, and images into content accessible on-line

This closure and the loss of income from our historic Montrose Schoolhouse has severely impacted our funding. Your support through this campaign will provide needed operating funds as well the technology needed to get our new internet content up and accessible.

In times such as these, humanities education is more important than ever.

Donate today to help us bring you History@Home!

In order to do this, Peerless Rockville must purchase software licenses at a cost of $1000 to install and $700 per year. A total of $4000 will deploy our upgraded technology, develop new content, and improve accessibility to a curated library of our Collections for all. Donations will also help provide needed payroll funds - keeping staff employed to research, write, and create History@Home, and other expenses for the next two months while we deal with the closure of our office and the sudden loss of rental income from a key historic property.

*Video from "Our Town - Rockville" by Maryland Public Television for PBS. Watch the entire documentary here: https://www.pbs.org/video/mpt-specials-our-town-rockville/

**Courthouse Square Panoramic Photo by Dean Evangelista.



Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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    $100 - Supports digitizing our collections.
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    $500 supports the installation of software to digitize our collections.
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