Online and Traveling Exhibits

Click here to check out some online exhibits on county history, and to learn more about our traveling exhibit program.


At the Beall-Dawson House

Opened June 28, 2014

“Let Your Voice Be Heard!”  Civic Activism in Montgomery County

County residents have been involved in a wide variety of protests, marches, sit-ins, voting and letter-writing campaigns, and the like since before we were even a county. Our proximity to Washington, DC puts us in a unique position: we can easily visit the capital to share our concerns, and many federal institutions and organizations are within our borders.  We can, and do, get involved in issues and debates from the hyper-local to the global. This exhibit will examine Montgomery County's long-standing tradition of civic activism, from the Colonial era through today.

At right: A protest against the segregated Glen Echo Amusement Park, 1960.  Donated by H. Young.


In the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine

Opened September 7, 2013

Montgomery Maternity: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Infant Care at the Turn of the 20th Century
Curated by Caitlin White Magill

Babies are born in Montgomery County every day.  But how was this experience different 50, 100, or  150 years ago?  Our new exhibit takes a look at what’s changed (and what hasn’t) for mothers, fathers, doctors, and the babies themselves through artifacts, documents and images from our extensive 19th and 20th century medical collections.  Medicines, tools, textbooks, clothing, and more illuminate developments in maternity, childbirth, and infant care.

At right: A ceramic infant feeder (i.e., a baby bottle), late 19th century.  Owned by Dr. William A. Waters of Neelsville (Germantown).  Donated by Charles Jacobs.


Where to find us

Click here for information on museum locations, hours and admission.