There is something special about listening to the voice of someone from the past, someone sharing their personal experiences from a time long ago.

About the Project

There is something special about listening to the voice of someone from the past, someone sharing their personal experiences from a time long ago. These voices evoke powerful emotions and make events, places, and moments in our collective history come alive.

In 2019, Montgomery History will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Many programs are being planned to commemorate this milestone, including the unique opportunity to record oral histories of a cross-section of people who lived in Montgomery County 75 years ago. Experienced oral historians will conduct the interviews and prepare digital recordings and transcriptions, pieces that will be available in perpetuity, ensuring that these unique and amazing stories are never lost. Your donation will make history more accessible and more real, for generations to come.   

Our goal for this oral history project is $5,000. Your gift of any size will make an enormous difference. And best of all, it will be matched dollar-for dollar, effectively doubling the impact of your donation. Won’t you contribute toward keeping these memories alive?

Like you, we know that preserving Montgomery County’s history is about capturing the human element that makes the past come alive. We are so grateful that you value our history as we do, and we hope we can count on your support. Thank you again!   

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Matching Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

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  • Donate $25 or more

    Thank you! We will include your name on our list of special Spring Appeal supporters on our website www.MontgomeryHistory.org and in the Donor Listing appearing in the next issue of our e-newsletter History Happenings.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Thank you! In addition to listing you as a treasured supporter on our website www.MontgomeryHistory.org, and in our e-newsletter History Happenings, we will also list your name in our quarterly newsletter History Matters and on our Annual Report donor page!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $150 or more

    Thank you very much! In addition to the donor acknowledgments listed, we will gratefully acknowledge your gift with an invitation to Montgomery History’s special 75th Anniversary Party in 2019.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Thank you! In addition to the donor acknowledgements and an invitation to the 75th Anniversary Party, one of the chosen story tellers will send you a hand written thank you letter.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    We cannot say thank you enough! In addition to the donor acknowledgements and event previously mentioned, you will be invited for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Beall-Dawson Museum in Rockville with our Executive Director, so he can personally express his gratitude for your generous support of our oral history program!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
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